During an interview on PWInsider's microphones, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend Kurt Angle talked about various topics and explained the reason for rejecting the offer to be Matt Riddle's manager. In early 2020 Kurt Angle was the referee of the Cage Fight Match between Matt Riddle and Thatcher in a very interesting episode of Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) NXT.
This was also the last challenge Matt Riddle played on the yellow and black roster before making it to the WWE main roster at SmackDown. The Hall of Famer has revealed that WWE has offered him the management of the new blue roster talent.
Vince McMahon's federation had just fired Angle as a producer but he didn't feel like playing this new role.
The reason for Kurt Angle's rejection
The former Olympic champion clarified in the interview the reasons for his refusal to Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and in general reasons that are above all two.
Here are his words: "The reasons for my refusal were mainly two. The company I recently started needed my 100% attention, especially with the issue of the virus and I had to be there only for my company. Also, I think the money they offered me wasn't enough.
I mean, I wouldn't have managed anyone for the amount of money they wanted to give me." Recently, the winner of two Olympic gold medals recounted on Stone Cold Steve Austin's show "Broken Skull Session" how much WWE offered him for their first contract.
Here are Kurt Angle's words: "I went to talk to Jim Ross and he said that they couldn't give me what I asked for, but that if I worked hard I could get there. We started with a figure below 50 thousand dollars, in the end, I decided to try and after doing my try-out match JR pushed me into a corner and told me I had to sign with them at all costs.
I remember my first year in the federation, when I started this job, it was really a great year." Kurt Angle retired at WrestleMania 36 this year after having initially been Roman Reigns' substitute who decided to not play the event for health-based reasons. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.