It was announced on this past week’s SmackDown that NXT standout Matt Riddle would be moving to the blue brand on Friday nights.
The person who made the announcement was Kurt Angle, and Angle has now claimed that he has in fact been offered the role of Matt Riddle’s manager several times in the past.
Angle recently spoke to Tim Adams of CBR and revealed he has turned down the offer each time for various reasons.
“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,” Angle said. “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.”
He was then asked whether there was any chance of him returning to TV with Riddle, and he replied: “You never know.”