According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, IMPACT Wrestling reached out to Kurt Angle with a pitch to bring him back to the company at Bound For Glory.
As per the report, both Kurt Angle and IMPACT Wrestling held extrensive talks about a return for the ‘Olympic Gold Medalist’ but negotiations ended up faltering and Angle turned down the opportunity to return to the company which he held to put on the map from 2006 – 2016.
Though it is currently unknown what Angle would have done at the event and in his role on subsequent television tapings, IMPACT did manage to snap up The Rock, Mick Foley and Bret Hart for their extravaganza so it’s likely he would have played some type of on-screen, non-active role.
Kurt Angle has been a free agent in the world of professional wrestling since April of this year, when he was part of WWE’s company wide talent cuts. However, despite not being contracted to any promotion, the star considers himself to be retired and does not seek a return to the ring.
Angle’s ten year period in IMPACT Wrestling was nothing other than a success and during his time with the company he proved that he was far from past it in stunners with AJ Styles and Samoa Joe with who he received the PWI Feud of the Year award in 2007.
The legend is a six time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, a two time TNA World Tag Team Champion, he held the TNA X-Division Championship and is a member of the TNA/IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Kurt Angle will be at WWE Survivor Series on November 22 as part of The Undertaker’s Final Farewell.