Kurt Angle was part of WWE’s widespread cuts on April 15th. He’s still not technically with the company, but the Olympic Hero showed up on NXT this week.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Kurt Angle was released from WWE. He is under 90-day non-compete clause that ends in mid-July. It is interesting since some believed he was furloughed. He was working as a backstage producer, and producers were reportedly furloughed.

It was further noted that no new deal has been discussed for Angle. He simply came in on Wednesday for the Matt Riddle vs Timothy Thatcher fight pit match because WWE needed him this week.

We have not heard anything regarding Angle and a new deal. It was noted to us that Angle is still being paid through mid-July like the rest of the people on main roster contracts that were released. The company will use that talent if they have a idea for them.


You can never say never about WWE signing Kurt Angle to a deal before his non-compete clause runs out. July is still far enough away that a lot can happen in that time. It also stands to reason that WWE doesn’t want him signing anywhere else, even in a non-wrestling role.

Stay tuned for more regarding this situation.

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