As reported here on eWn, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle was furloughed last month despite appearing on WWE NXT Wednesday night. According to a report from Wrestlingnews.co, Angle is close to signing a new deal with WWE.
WWE officials expect that Angle will be back sooner rather than later. As of now, he is currently sitting out his 90-day non-compete clause, which expires in July. While WWE knows Angle is not likely to wrestle again, they obviously don’t want him going to AEW or any other promotion.
A WWE source said, “If they haven’t signed him already then they will make an offer to him soon. Vince doesn’t want to lose him to AEW.”
Prior to his WWE release, Angle was working as a backstage producer for WWE.