In April, WWE laid off over 30 clerks among athletes, referees and producers to cope with the budget cuts linked to the health emergency. Kurt Angle, who made his return to WWE in 2017 as General Manager of Monday Night Raw, also ended up on the released list.
The Olympic hero was then the protagonist of several matches, including that of his final retirement at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin, which he did not much appreciate. The Hall of Famer had also thanked the fans for the support shown in these years but, to the general amazement, WWE announced today its participation in the next episode of NXT.
Kurt Angle will play an important role, that of a special referee in the match between the ex-couple champions Matt Riddle and Timothy Tatcher, who will battle inside a cage: the match, however, provides only a winner by submission or technical KO, in true UFC style.
Kurt Angle's Wrestling Legacy
The two came to the hands after having sensationally lost the titles against the team composed of Fabian Aichner, Italian pride, and Marcel Barthel, members of the IMPERIUM. Many will remember Riddle's past within the octagon, so he will be curious to find out if he will have an advantage in this type of match.
Between WWF/WWE, Japan and TNA, Angle has won 21 total championships. He is the only pro-wrestler in history to have won the WWE Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IGF's IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Kurt Angle is also the only person to have been King of the Ring and King of the Mountain, as well as to have held both the WWE and TNA Triple Crowns. He has headlined numerous pay-per-view events for WWF/WWE and TNA, including both WrestleMania and Bound for Glory, the flagship events of the respective companies.