WWE Hall of Famer Kurt recently spoke to ComicBookResources and revealed that WWE offered him the opportunity to be the manager for WWE Superstar Matt Riddle, who was recently called up to SmackDown. Angle appeared last week as he was the special guest referee for NXT’s Cage Fight between Riddle and Timothy Thatcher.
Angle decided to turn down the offer because according to him the timing wasn’t right.
Kurt Angle on Matt Riddle:
“I think that Matt Riddle is going to be one of the faces of the [WWE], he has all the ability. 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.”