Kurt Angle might be done competing in the ring, but his work with WWE will continue for years to come.
Kurt Angle will go down as one of the greatest competitors in WWE history. The Olympic gold medallist is often credited with the performer who took to the business faster than anybody else. From there, he went on to basically do everything in WWE and Impact Wrestling. Then, after more than 20 years in the ring, his wrestling career came to an end this year at WrestleMania.
To say fans were critical of the way Angle's career came to an end would be an understatement. The Hall Of Famer's final opponent was Baron Corbin, and he lost. Even Angle has admitted that he would have liked to have faced someone else in his farewell bout. The good news is that even though he won't be wrestling again, Angle's work with WWE is far from done.
During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc, Angle revealed that he has signed a new five year deal with WWE. However, don't expect to see him on television any time soon. "I’m going to help them structure their matches. It’s something I’m very good at and I thought I’d be able to contribute to the company," Angle explained when asked about what his new role involves.
Angle describes his primary role as being to help current Superstars with their technique. Honestly, there are few better to go to for that kind of advice than the former Olympian. Due to his amateur wrestling background and the style he wrestled in WWE, Angle might well be the most technical wrestler the business has ever seen.
As much as we love Angle, what we don't want to see in his future is an in-ring return. The word retirement is almost meaningless in the wrestling world. That's more relevant now than ever with the temptation of Saudi Arabian money. If Angle is ever tempted to cash in, he should remind himself of the three Is he used to live by, most notably integrity. He will be an invaluable asset backstage, but he should definitely stay retired from in-ring competition.