Former WWE superstar and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle is considered as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. However, WWE chairman Vince McMahon reportedly does not want Angle back in his company.
According to the latest episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t The Inquisitr), Dave Meltzer was asked during the mailbag segment of the show if the WWE will bring Angle back. Meltzer answered by saying the McMahon is against that idea due to Angle’s run-ins with the law.
The 47-year-old battled drug and alcohol addiction ever since he left the WWE and he was also arrested for domestic abuse and multiple DUI arrests. Angle’s injury history, especially with his neck, is also a strong point in McMahon’s opposition in re-hiring the five-time WWE world champion.
McMahon reportedly is afraid that Angle might suffer another injury that ends his career while he’s signed with the WWE. There were also rumors early in the year that he met with Triple H to discuss a possible return. However, there were no follow-up reports about the meeting between the former rivals.
In a candid interview with the World According Wrestling, Angle insisted that he has been sober for more than three years. He also has no hard feelings towards his former employer regarding their position on his past troubles.
“I don’t blame them for that. I actually knew ahead of time that they were most likely going to say no. And I knew it was because of my own actions. But being clean now for three years and abiding by what I have to, I know that there will come a time where I will go back,” Angle said.
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Nonetheless, a couple of WWE Network shows have already named dropped Angle. His WWE Hall of Fame induction was discussed in the Edge and Christian Show while his comedic timing was mentioned during the Table for 3 episode with Team Credgely.
As mentioned in a previous report, the WWE is also planning to make a DVD featuring Angle and his greatest matches.
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