Kurt Angle has shared some details about what his WWE deal includes, and what it means for his ventures outside of the company.
Although Kurt Angle’s WWE appearances have been few and far between in recent years the Hall of Famer has revealed that he is still technically under contract with the company.
Angle last appeared on the August 29th edition of Monday Night Raw from his hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to that it had been two years since the star had featured in person.
During an appearance on The Bubba Army podcast, Angle explained that he remains signed to WWE under what is essentially a merchandise contract, and he is paid per-appearance.
“I signed a nostalgia contract, which is basically just a merchandise contract,” Angle said. “So they pay me per appearance, and they gave me a really nice deal with the merchandise contract. They gave me a bunch of money upfront, which is really cool. But I’m not obligated to just the WWE, so I can go do my own appearances and stuff.”
Angle added that despite not appearing regularly on-screen, he remains involved behind the scenes.
“They’ve been really good to me thus far,” Angle continued. “I’ve been doing a lot of production stuff with them — possible TV shows. I’m doing behind the scenes stuff, which is kind of cool.”
Kurt Angle recently revealed that he could be involved at WrestleMania 39, commenting that there have been talks around him doing “something” at the event.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.