• AEW Offered A 7-Match Deal To Retired WWF Legend
In an interview with Fightful, Old School WWF Legend Kurt Angle revealed that he received offers for an in-ring return from All Elite Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) after he was let go from WWE (where he officially retired in 2019).
Here’s what our Olympic Hero had to say:
“Well, I had AEW, TNA, they’ve offered, but I can’t do it. I wish I could. My body’s too banged up, I’m 52 years old, just trying to live my life now and try to live it in less pain. And I’m in a lot of pain right now, so I’m suffering from the career that I’ve had, but I don’t regret it.
AEW, I think it was like a 7-match deal. TNA I think they were just gonna do one match, but I just felt like my final matches in WWE, I knew that I’d lost a step, I wasn’t the same as I was in my prime, and I didn’t like the person I was, the performer I was.
So if I can’t perform at that level that I was in my prime, I’m not gonna do it anymore. And that’s why I turned down the offers from AEW and TNA.”
Angle lost his final match at WrestleMania 35 to Baron Corbin, which made a lot of fans angry, who were hoping for a better ending to the great pro-wrestling career of the Olympic Gold Medalist.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 6, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was pre-taped at the Jefferson County Civic Center in Birmingham, Alabama and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Crash Holly vs. Big Bossman
2. Test & Albert vs. Chaz & D’Lo Brown
3. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Dean Malenko vs. Christian
4. TAZ vs. Eddie Guerrero