WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has accomplished a lot during his time in WWE, having a remarkable rookie year and going on to become a legend in the business. He has worked with many talent in WWE and it appears Angle claimed one controversial ex-WWE star was fired for demanding more money.

Daniel Puder was the winner of the 2004-05 Tough Enough competition and became known for shooting on Kurt Angle on an episode of SmackDown. Due to this, he was punished during the 2005 Royal Rumble match. In the match, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Hardcore Holly legitimately hit Puder with very hard chops.

While speaking with Inside The Ropes, Kurt Angle talked about the aftermath of the Royal Rumble incident. Angle revealed that Puder wanted more money and this led to WWE firing him.

“Not long after that, Daniel didn’t work out and they ended up letting him go, and the thing is they did offer him another deal, but this son of a [ __ ] said, ‘I want more money’ Okay, he didn’t even do anything in WWE yet, and here he is demanding more money. So they said, ‘Okay! we’re going to turn you down.’ And unfortunately, I think Daniel Puder would have had a pretty decent career if he would have been cool about everything. But I think because he wasn’t, his career ended very quickly, and it’s unfortunate because he was a talented kid.”


Kurt Angle also regretted not having huge merchandise sales like Steve Austin and John Cena. He also recently turned down a WWE Draft appearance. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Angle as a WWE return could happen in the future.

What’s your opinion on what Kurt Angle said? Do you want to see him back in WWE again anytime soon? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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