Kurt Angle Wanted a Title Run Following 2016 WWE Return But Vince McMahon Didn’t Agree

Kurt Angle was missing from WWE TV for almost a decade after he opted to leave the company in 2006 following his World Championship loss at WrestleMania 22.

The former World Champion had become addicted to painkillers and went into freefall following his WWE departure which meant that he didn’t speak to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon for almost 10 years.

Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2016 and was then named as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw, which led to a number of storylines where Angle was booked in a handful of matches.

Despite allowing Angle to be at the forefront of storylines on Monday Night Raw, The Olympic Gold Medalist revealed in a recent interview with Instinct Culture that Vince McMahon saw him as a liability following his addiction issues which meant that the two men didn’t agree on his role in the company following his return.

“It didn’t go the way I wanted it to. Vince McMahon had an idea for me, I think he was looking at me as a liability, someone that was addicted to painkillers, someone that broke his neck five times. So, I think Vince didn’t have the same idea I did. I wanted to get a title run when I came back.”