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KURT ANGLE SAYS HE TURNED DOWN NEW WWE ROLE

By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-02 11:48:00

In an interview with CBR.com, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle revealed that he turned down an offer to return to WWE TV regularly as Matt Riddle's manager on Smackdown.  

"I think that Matt Riddle is going to be one of the faces of the [WWE], he has all the ability, said Angle.  "His personality is great. At first, it's a little odd. But once you get to know him, he's very likable and that's what he's going to get from the fans. They're going to love this kid. And he proves it in the ring. He's phenomenal in the ring. There's no doubt about that. But his whole bro gimmick thing works really well. And he's going to do extremely well.   WWE has offered me a job to manage him.  Unfortunately, I turned it down due to a few different reasons, but I would have loved to manage him. It just wasn't the right time."

Angle officially announced Riddle would be coming to the blue brand this past Friday.

Angle, who was released as a talent and producer in April, appeared on WWE NXT last week as the guest official for Riddle's farewell on WWE NXT against Timothy Thatcher.

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