Kurt Angle has revealed Vince McMahon offered him the chance to be Raw general manager just minutes before his induction into the Hall Of Fame.
Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017, and was a surprise attendee to Monday Night Raw two nights later when McMahon introduced the Olympic Gold Medallist as the man now in charge of proceedings on the Red Brand.
The 52-year-old has now told the story of how the WWE Chairman approached him backstage at the Hall Of Fame ceremony to talk him through his vision. Angle was still eager to wrestle, with McMahon promising the Hall Of Famer the opportunity would come.
Speaking on the Kurt Angle Show, he said: "The night of the Hall of Fame right before I went out to accept the award, Vince McMahon came into my locker room, the room they had set up for me backstage and he said, ‘Hey, we want you to be general manager of Raw starting tomorrow'.
"He offered me a deal and I said, ‘Well, I still want to wrestle.’ He said, ‘We'll get around to that, eventually. Don't worry about that, we'll get there.’ I said, ‘Okay, as long as I know I'm going to wrestle.’ So, I got the offer right before the Hall of Fame. The next [Monday], I started the general manager job.”