WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was one of those released by WWE in April, allegedly as part of cost-cutting measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite this, he was part of the latest episodes of both NXT and SmackDown. On NXT, he was the special guest referee during the Cage Fight between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher. Then, on SmackDown, he was featured backstage where he made an announcement that Riddle was now part of SmackDown.
While there has been no official word from either WWE or Angle what these appearances mean for Angle’s future with the company, WrestlingNews.co is reporting that Angle is expected to be back with the company.
According to Paul Davis, Angle will be brought back into the company, as Vince McMahon is concerned about the fact that the name ‘Angle’ still means a lot.
“Vince McMahon would rather not have him appear on a TV show for a competing company,” writes Davis.
According to Davis’ WWE source, if the company hasn’t already signed him, they “will make an offer to him soon” to prevent him from appearing for a rival promotion – specifically AEW.
Angle is said to have been happy with his previous backstage role and would probably agree to return if he was offered a similar deal.
Angle retired back in April last year. He was working backstage as a producer until he was released last month.