WWE released Kurt Angle on April 15th. He was being used as a backstage producer even after his in-ring career ended.
Kurt Angle turned down an offer to become Matt Riddle’s manager on the WWE main roster. It would have been a very interesting dynamic on SmackDown, but it wasn’t meant to be.
Angle is a very busy man, and his time was crunched even more as his side business started taking up even more of his time. As Angle explained to PW Insider, his business in the health foods market started to demand even more of his attention.
“Two reasons – one was my company I started needed my attention 100%, especially with the virus thing and I had to just be there for the company and the other thing was the money, it just… it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t going to manage somebody for the amount of money they wanted to give me.”
We might not have seen the last of Kurt Angle on WWE television. Hall Of Famers are known to return every now and then. He couldn’t devote any more time to the company as his outside projects started to take priority. We’re not sure how much WWE offered Angle to manage Matt Riddle but it certainly wasn’t enough.