Kurt Angle last competed inside the squared circle at WrestleMania 35 and lost to Baron Corbin. The match was called Kurt’s last match on “Raw” after one final run on television. Angle defeated wrestlers like Jinder Mahal, Chad Gable, and Samoa Joe in his final matches.
After quitting pro wrestling, Angle appeared on the June 27 episode of “Raw” to send a video message to John Cena for his 20th anniversary. Recently, he had double knee surgery and revealed that he has a major offer from WWE that could have seen him step back in the ring.
“Tony Khan offered me a contract that would pay me more than I would make wrestling,” Angle revealed on NBC Sports‘ “Ten Count.” “But I’ve decided to retire due to health reasons.” He turned down an offer for an on-camera personality or a non-wrestling role.
In a recent interview, Kurt Angle revealed that he was focusing on his supplement company, Barndad Nutrition at the time, before diving into an offer from AEW Owner Tony Khan. “They wanted me to have special matches,” Angle said. “They gave me a contract for 10 matches. They didn’t specify how long it would be, so it might not have been for a year, it might have been three years and I would have wrestled three matches a year.”
Angle began his professional wrestling career in 1998 ever since signing with WWE. He’s been a four-time champion and one-time champion of the world and is widely regarded as one of the best professional wrestlers ever. Besides working for WWE, Angle also had a ten-year stint in TNA, becoming the six-time TNA World Champion, and was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013. His contributions to the industry were also recognized when he made it into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.