In April this year, WWE released Kurt Angle along with hundreds of employees as part of the major cutbacks in an effort to stay profitable during the coronavirus pandemic.
The WWE Universe was disappointed with the sudden departure of the Olympic Gold Medalist who returned last week to officiate the cage match between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher on NXT.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Angle noted that the fact that his “Physically Fit Nutrition” business is taking off makes his sudden WWE release a lot easier to take.
“I’m working on my business, and I’ve been doing a lot of rehab on my body, trying to get myself back to where I’m able to live a healthy lifestyle. I’d been so banged up—my neck, my back, and my neck—but I’m making improvements. If I get to the point where I feel I can do it, then I’ll probably do it. But right now, I have to focus on my body.”
The Hall Of Famer further called his release a “blessing in disguise” to highlight how his business needs him around now that it’s picking up orders in a steady fashion.
“It was almost a blessing in disguise that WWE released me. The business started picking up orders, and we’re at a point where I really need to be here.”
Angle had previously turned down WWE’s lucrative offer to become Matt Riddle’s on-screen manager due to various reasons and the timing not being right for the same.
As previously reported, Vince McMahon would, sooner than later, sign Angle to a deal since he can’t afford to see the decorated athlete in AEW.