The former WWE Champion explained that while he was "flattered" by the offer made to him, he never seriously considered joining AEW because of how "beat up" he was physically, noting that he wouldn't have been able to compete at a top level anymore.
AEW wasn't the only promotion interested in Angle, as the former Raw General Manager revealed that IMPACT Wrestling also approached him to work for the promotion again.
Angle told Fightful during the interview that the deal with IMPACT was only for one appearance, but the former Olympic gold medalist explained that despite having a "soft spot" for IMPACT, he never considered working for them again.
While it wasn't referenced during the interview, Angle has gone on the record in the last year to claim that WWE made him an offer to return, just a few weeks after releasing him, The deal would have seen Kurt Angle serve as the manager for Matt Riddle on the main roster.
Angle has explained that he turned down the offer from WWE to manage Riddle because he expected the company to eventually want to book the pair in a match, something he just isn't interested in at this stage of his career.
Kurt Angle was retired at WrestleMania 35 by Baron Corbin, but the WWE Hall of Famer recently stated that he thinks Shane McMahon would have been a great choice to have his last match, which you can read more about by clicking here.News Now - Sport News