Former TNA and WWE Champion and olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle reportedly made his choice on the furture of his career in wrestling. Last week Kurt turned down a full time contract with the WWE because he felt as though his body couldn’t endure that kind of pain anymore. It was speculated that the WWE was going to work out some sort of part time contract much like they do with Rob Van Dam, The Rock and Chris Jericho at times.
However, The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has stated that Angle will not be leaving TNA. His contract with the company expired last month and many believed Kurt would come right over to the WWE because he seemingly expressed his desire to come back to the organization in a handful of interviews. Kurt mentioned how his next run would be his last and how he’d like to end his career in the WWE.
Kurt Angle was granted an early release from his WWE contract in 2006 because of his mounting health reasons. He was unable to take time off from wrestling and was constantly working hurt. Kurt Angle signed with TNA in 2006, where he competed until his contract’s expiration on September 21st. Before Angle was free from his contract, he served as the GM of TNA on screen and decided many of the main event match-ups. The idea behind the secrecy of the situation is to create an element of surprise in TNA when Kurt Angle announces publicly that he has chosen to stay. TNA needs a name like Kurt Angle, a five-time TNA world heavyweight champion and hall of fame wrestler to stay in the organization.