Kurt Angle has revealed that he was due to be a part of a match at Elimination Chamber before those plans were nixed by WWE.
The Elimination Chamber event took place for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia with two Chamber matches on the show. In the women’s bout, Bianca Belair came out on top to earn a Raw Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 38.
In the men’s Elimination Chamber, Bobby Lashley lost his WWE Championship as Brock Lesnar decimated the field on his way to becoming a seven-time WWE Champion.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic gold medallist revealed he was originally part of plans for the event as a special referee in a bout between RK-Bro and Alpha Academy before those plans were changed:
“There are a lot of rumors going around that I was supposed to be booked for Wrestlemania 38, which is not true at all. If you saw the posts, a lot of people thought that I was talking about WrestleMania when I was talking about what I was going to do at the Royal Rumble and have the program for a few weeks. Then the blow-off would be in Saudi Arabia, where I would referee the match between RK-Bro and Alpha Academy.”
“So I am not signed with WWE by any means. We didn’t cut a deal. That whole program got cancelled at the last second. So it never happened. It’s unfortunate, but you know, sometimes they have different plans for these guys. So there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Riddle was the only man of the two tag teams to take part in the show as he was part of the men’s Elimination Chamber bout.
Kurt Angle also recently discussed The Undertaker who is due to enter the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2022, with Angle saying that the Deadman’s famous entrance used to move him in unexpected ways.