As reported earlier, former WWE superstar Kurt Angle has decided to rejoin TNA after he signed a new deal with the wrestling brand. After Angle’s previous contract ended, there were talks of a possible last run with the WWE for several months.
Angle also mentioned in his interviews that regardless of wherever he ended up, it would be the last run of his pro wrestling career as he would negotiate only for one-year deals that could be renewed annually, as the in-ring portion of his career is winding down and he’s looking to prepare for the next stage of his life. It’s believed that this will be Angle’s last run in any wrestling company.
The following press release was put out by TNA announcing their new deal with Angle:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 30, 2014) – TNA today announced Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall-of-Fame member Kurt Angle has signed a new contract to remain an active TNA roster member. Kurt can be seen on IMPACT WRESTLING’s new home, Destination America, during a special LIVE event from New York City on Wednesday January 7 at 9/8c.
“Kurt Angle’s arrival nearly a decade ago put TNA on the map. Now Kurt leads a fresh, young IMPACT WRESTLING locker room into a whole new era on Destination America,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Once Kurt steps inside those ropes there is no greater talent in professional wrestling.”
“I’m extremely excited to remain with TNA Wrestling,” said Angle. “The driving force behind my signing is the honesty, great communication and positive changes being made by Dixie Carter and John Gaburick. Things are moving upward and forward at TNA, and 2015 will be a great one for all of us at IMPACT WRESTLING.”
Angle commented the following on Twitter after re-signing with TNA:
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