From the moment that Kurt Angle took some time away from TNA to remove a tumor in his neck, the internet wrestling community has been wondering if and when he would be making a return to the company. Speculations were fired up this week, as Angle revealed that he was not signing a contract extension. However, it has now been revealed that Angle would be returning during the Bound For Glory weekend.
September 10, 2015
If Kurt Angle wanted to create a buzz with the internet wrestling community, then he accomplished it with his latest interview. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was not going to renew his contract with TNA when it expires. He had nothing but good things to say about the company and wished them well. Angle simply wants to take some time off from professional wrestling.
September 9, 2015
One of the more interesting revelations that was made during the podcast interview that Kurt Angle did with Ric Flair was the fact the latter was the one that convinced the former to avoid signing a contract with WCW. Flair had several issues with the front office, so he advised Angle to sign with WWE instead. He even stated that he handed him the phone number to Vince McMahon, so that he can initiate the negotiations personally.
May 7, 2015
If you follow international wrestling at all, you'll know that Mike Bennett and his stock are rising. He is becoming a hot commodity in the industry. Those rumors are about signing a contract with TNA in the near future are heating up once again. The promotion would provide him with a bigger platform than the one he has in ROH. Bennett also knows that working with an opponent like Kurt Angle could definitely make him even more known.
April 27, 2015
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Kurt Angle revealed that WWE had canceled a meeting with him. The two sides were supposed to talk about a contract to bring the former world heavyweight champion back into the mix. Angle felt a little disrespected that he was treated like a nobody. He stated that Triple H told him that they already had enough talent on the roster, something that Vince McMahon would never say.
April 9, 2015
Kurt Angle revealed an interesting detail about his contract during a recent interview with the MMA Hour. He stated that he was only required to work 40 dates a year for TNA. Since the company tapes approximately 50 episodes of Impact Wrestling each year, that means that the former world heavyweight champion is not actually required to work house shows. Angle could opt to do some of them if he wishes, however.
March 18, 2015
Details have emerged about the contract that Kurt Angle signed with TNA, and it basically was what many thought it would be. He signed a one year deal that will expire at the end of December. That goes along with what Angle has been saying for a while now about wanting to retire as an in ring performer after this final stint. The dollar amount has not been revealed yet, but it is said that the former world heavyweight champion is paid well.
February 5, 2015
Now that he has signed a new contract with TNA, people in the industry are basically ruling out the possibility of a Kurt Angle return to WWE. The belief is that his current deal is for one year. Even if he were to somehow change his mind on working a full time schedule, which is extremely unlikely, his body might not allow him to agree to such working conditions. On the flip side, the company has expressed no further interest in Angle.
February 2, 2015
Now that he has signed a new contract with TNA, which will more than likely be the end of his career as an in ring performer, there are talks coming from WWE that the company was not interested in bringing Kurt Angle back whatsoever, despite reports that they offered him a full time deal not too long ago. The word is that management was only interested in bringing him back as a trainer or their developmental program in Florida.
January 2, 2015