• AEW Offered A Deal To Kurt Angle
WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle retired after having his final match at WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, where he lost to Baron Corbin.
AEW had their first show in May 2019, but Angle was already retired by then.
Angle has noted in multiple interview that he wanted his final match to be against John Cena, and even asked Vince McMahon to consider it.
However, Vince said Angle can face Cena at WrestleMania 36, but he will have to complete his storyline with Corbin at WrestleMania 35.
Angle decided not to wait till 2020 (which ended up being the right decision, as WrestleMania 36 got ruined due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and decided to retire against Corbin.
During a recent interview with Fightful Select, Angle revealed that All Elite Wrestling offered him a contract to have one more run after his WWE retirement.
Angle was flattered by the offer, but respectfully turned it down as his body is too beat up to perform at the level that he wants to perform at.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 29, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Hog Wild 1996’ PPV.
The match-card can be found here:
1. Jim Duggan vs. Mike Enos
2. Sting & Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair & Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael
3. Steiner Brothers vs. High Voltage
4. Eddy Guerrero vs. Big Bubba Rogers
5. The Giant vs. Greg Valentine