Kurt Angle’s rise to the highest in WWE got here sooner than virtually each famous person to ever stroll into the corporate. Regardless of having no skilled wrestling expertise, the Olympic Gold Medalist picked up wrestling higher than anybody within the enterprise and have become a multi-time World Champion.

Whereas Kurt Angle is a bonafide Olympic Gold Medalist, he is turn out to be higher identified for his professional wrestling profession that lasted twenty years. Nonetheless, what many individuals do not know is that quickly after successful the Olympic Gold Medal in 1996, Kurt Angle would get a suggestion from WWE.

Talking to PWInsider, Kurt Angle revealed how his agent value him a multi-million greenback contract with WWE in 1996:

Nicely I needed to signal, my agent would not let me. My agent was an NFL agent, his identify is Ralph Cindrich and he repped plenty of the actually huge NFL athletes, so he was like, “You are not doing this crap. FOX needs you to do a sportscasting job for FOX Pittsburgh, let’s get you that as a substitute.” I needed to signal a WWE deal as a result of it was, you understand, it was a very nice deal. For me, I by no means had cash, you understand, they’re giving me this multi-million greenback deal for 10 years and I assumed it was an ideal alternative however my agent mentioned “No it is crap – you are actual, they’re faux, do not signal it,” and I sat on it, and after a few years I turned on RAW and I used to be glued to the TV. I beloved the leisure, the wrestling, the athleticism, you understand, Stone Chilly, Rock, Triple H, Undertaker, all these guys have been doing their factor and I actually, actually loved watching The Rock and Steve Austin and I made a decision I’ll go in there and attempt to painting these two and sarcastically, you understand, once I signed I did not practice that lengthy and I used to be on TV and my first two world titles have been towards each of them so you understand, I went up the ladder fairly shortly. So lengthy story brief, you understand, I did not take the deal again in ’96, the issue is once I took the deal in ’98, the cash wasn’t there anymore, they gave me a $50,000 assure.  

This was a serious miscalculation by Kurt Angle’s agent. Nonetheless, one can solely marvel how he would have fared in WWE when ‘Stone Chilly’ Steve Austin nonetheless wasn’t at his peak.

It is secure to say that Kurt Angle signing two years earlier would have modified the course of WWE historical past. With that mentioned, it is unlucky that his agent had value him thousands and thousands of {dollars}.

We are able to solely assume that he made the cash again in his time with WWE as he was shot as much as the principle occasion scene sooner than most individuals.

Kurt Angle’s WWE success

Whereas Kurt Angle could have signed a deal value 10 occasions lower than the earlier provide, he could have made it up along with his success within the ring. Kurt Angle received a number of World titles and took only a yr to win his first one.

Through the years, Kurt Angle has seen great World Championship success in each WWE and Influence Wrestling. He formally retired from in-ring competitors in 2019 after dropping to Baron (King) Corbin at WrestleMania 35.

We doubt that Kurt Angle appears to be like again with an excessive amount of remorse, because the timing finally labored out for him.

Printed 08 Oct 2020, 06:20 IST



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