Kurt Angle Was Offered a Trainer’s Role at Performance Center Before WWE Released Him

Kurt Angle was released from WWE back in April, as part of the company-wide cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angle worked as a Producer for WWE ever since he retired from in-ring competition at WrestleMania 35.

Angle spoke with WrestlingInc, and revealed a conversation he had with Triple H prior to his release.

Angle mentioned that WWE offered him a deal to work at the Performance Center, and it was set to take place virtually rather than in-person.

The two parties couldn’t finalize terms on it, which led to Angle leaving the promotion after three years in his second stint.

“Yeah, I talked to Triple H about not so much going down there a lot but being on the phone or on a Zoom call with the wrestlers and talking to them, going over film, going over there technique [and] talking to them about promos. So it was a pretty easy schedule for me.”

Angle was fired in April but he continues to be in a healthy relationship with WWE. Angle officiated a match between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher in the NXT Fight Pit and later introduced Riddle on Smackdown Live.

There were talks of Riddle being managed by Angle, but the American Hero declined the proposition.