In an interview with Sky Sports in the UK just prior to WrestleMania 35, Kurt Angle confirmed his retirement was very real and that his match against Baron Corbin this past Sunday was indeed his final match. But he also revealed that he had just re-signed with the WWE – so don’t expect him to reappear in IMPACT or All Elite Wrestling (AEW) for more matches like Ric Flair did when he “retired” in the WWE. But Angle’s new deal will lead to him taking on a backstage role as a producer/agent, working with the young and emerging talent, although he didn’t rule out any on-screen roles in a non-wrestling capacity.
Kurt Angle Re-Signs With WWE
On when he felt it was time to retire:
“About two months ago I talked to Vince McMahon, and I felt the way I was feeling and the direction I was going, I wanted to retire this year. Vince McMahon granted that wish by putting me in a match this Sunday.”
On his future with the WWE:
“I signed a contract to help the younger talent behind the scenes…I’ll be on the road with the guys who make it up here. That, and probably be an on-camera talent like a manager or maybe a General Manager again, but I’m sure they’ll want to utilize me a little bit on camera, but other than that, I’m going to help the young guys out. I wanted to make the transition, I have a lot to give to this company and to the young wrestlers, so I’m going to do the best I can to make them better.”
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