Shaquille O’Neal had a successful debut for AEW, and he is now trying to get others on board. Kurt Angle is retired from in-ring competition, but that didn’t stop Shaq from putting in a good word for Tony Khan’s company.

During the Two Man Power Trip podcast, Kurt Angle revealed that he has received a text message from Shaq telling him that he needs to come to AEW. He’s not wrestling even if he does decide to appear for All Elite Wrestling and that was very clear.

Angle also said that he has even heard the rumors about his own return to the ring, but that’s not happening. Interestingly enough, he didn’t totally rule out doing something with AEW.

“I’m in the best shape of my life, but I’m not going to wrestle. I’m done with that. Shaquille O’Neal just texted me today and said, ‘You need to come to AEW.’ I was like, ‘I’m not going to do that.’ Actually, if I did wrestle again, it would be most likely for WWE, but I’m not going to do that. AEW was always an option, I just never really considered it because I’m retired. I’ve heard the rumors. That’s what they are. They’re just rumors. People like to talk. They like to get excited about things, and, unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.”


Angle seems to be sticking to that retirement, but everyone thought that Sting wrestled his final match as well. Then the Stinger appeared for AEW and had an impressive street fight. We’ll have to see if he has even more battles in the future.

Kurt Angle seems to be happy at this stage in his life, but AEW could always give him something to do if he’s interested. Shaq would recommend it as well.

Do you think Kurt Angle should take Shaq’s advice and join AEW? Sound off in the comments below!

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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