Kurt Angle has announced that WWE have purchased to the right to a documentary about his life and career.
On Sunday July 17th’s edition of The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle confirmed to co-host Paul Bromwell that WWE had purchased the rights to an upcoming documentary project that had been in the works without WWE’s involvement. The announcement was made minutes into the episode with Angle saying:
“The WWE bought the show from us, the documentary. They changed it up a little bit and made it a little more pro-wrestling oriented, but we made a deal with them that this will air on Peacock next year, my previous documentary before they actually added more WWE stuff to it. The one next year on Peacock will be more about my personal life growing up and before the WWE. It’s a really well-rounded documentary but the one that WWE is showing will be pro-WWE stuff.” (h/t Wrestling Observer)
The previous documentary Angle mentioned is as part of A&E’s Biography: WWE Legends series, currently scheduled to air on July 31st.
Angle’s last official match took place at WrestleMania 35 where he lost to Baron Corbin in what would be his retirement match.
Angle was released from WWE in April of 2020 amidst the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, only making sporadic appearances afterwards.
Angle’s final appearances on WWE programming came as special guest referee in Riddle & Timothy Thatcher’s Fight Pit match on May of 2020 and congratulating John Cena for his 20th anniversary via video on June of this year.