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Kurt Angle Says He Won't Be Appearing In AEW Despite Being A Free Agent

"I'm okay where I am"...

Back on April 15, Kurt Angle was released by WWE along with numerous producers and Superstars. The company has since tried to re-sign The Wrestling Machine as Matt Riddle's manager but Angle turned down their offer because he is busy with his nutrition company.

This leaves the door open for The Olympic Gold Medallist to appear in All Elite Wrestling, but during a recent appearance on the WrestlingInc. Daily podcast, Angle said an AEW appearance was "off the table." 

He said: "Right now, I would say it's off the table. I'm okay where I am. The thing is, when I came back to WWE, I wasn't expecting what I got, and I was very grateful. I got the Hall of Fame. I wanted the Hall of Fame, but I didn't want it first. I wanted it last, and I wanted to wrestle first. I took a year off from TNA. I was wrestling Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio, Joe Coffey from the UK, Zack Sabre Jr. [and] a lot of great athletes, and I was ready.

"When I was inducted into the Hall of Fame, that night Vince McMahon told me I was going to be the general manager, and I was like, 'Aw man, I wanted to wrestle. Now they're going to have me inactive,' and I was inactive. I only probably wrestled three matches in the next year and a half. So being inactive and not bumping in the ring and not really training, my body got arthritic, and by the time I was wrestling for Vince, for WWE, I looked like an old man."


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