Kurt Angle reveals why he turned down AEW
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1900
WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle was a guest on The Paradox Of Sports to talk about his current health condition and neck problems that have plagued his career. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was among the long list of talent released by the company in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Olympic Gold Medalist has stated that he doesn't plan to go to AEW, revealing he's still working on something with WWE.
Kurt Angle could've gone to AEW
On his health, Kurt Angle admitted: “My knees, my back and my neck are really hurting a lot now.
I have really good days and really tough days. But at 52, after fighting for over 40 years, I would say that I am also in excellent condition after everything I have done”. On Tony Khan's federation, on the other hand, when asked about his thoughts on the company, he said that Chris Jericho's involvement is positive: "I like the fact that they are making noise and they are really growing so much.
They've hired a truly incredible group of athletes with Chris Jericho at the helm. He is an incredible athlete, one of the best in the world. Plus they also have some really talented guys. They also took some WWE guys who got released.
They created a really important roster." Then he also commented on the competition between AEW and WWE: "I think having two federations like that is actually a good thing for wrestling. It is certainly a positive factor that there are two major federations and it cannot be otherwise.
This is good for wrestlers, giving them more options and work to look for in order to improve themselves. And actually, it's also a good thing to have two companies instead of just one." In conclusion, he also wanted to talk about an offer received from the Jacksonville company: “I thought about it, they offered me several deals but I refused them.
I'm a WWE guy and my loyalty is there for now. I didn't sign with them in any particular way. I have some WWE-owned projects coming up and I don't want to screw them up. So, I'll stick with them and Vince right now." Kurt Angle is regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers in the history of the business, and it isn't hard to fathom why.
He won a gold medal at the Olympics before capturing the WWE World Heavyweight, TNA, and IWGP Championships.