Kurt Angle Claims AEW & IMPACT Wrestling Made Him Offers Following WWE Retirement
Angle retired in 2019
Kurt Angle has claimed both All Elite Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling made him offers to return to the ring following his departure from WWE.
Angle officially had his retirement match at WWE WrestleMania 35 in 2019, losing to Baron Corbin, but continued to work for WWE in a producer role until he was let go last year as a part oft eh promotion's COVID-19 related cutbacks.
The Olympic Gold Medallist has previously indicated that he had heard of interest in signing him from AEW, specifically through Shaquille O'Neal, but Angle has now claimed that he had an offer direct from the promotion.
Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Angle says AEW offered him a deal to come in for 'a run' after his retirement. The 52-year-old says that, while he was flattered by the offer, he wasn't considering it as he couldn't perform at the level he once did.
Furthermore, Angle also says that IMPACT Wrestling reached out to him about coming in and doing a 'one shot deal'. The WWE Hall Of Famer admitted he never seriously considered the opportunity, despite having a soft spot for the promotion after his time in TNA.
Neither AEW or IMPACT Wrestling have confirmed their respective offers to Angle.