As I first noted last week, WWE wants to bring back Kurt Angle but his return to the company would depend on the money offer and his role in the company. Angle confirmed this week that he turned down an offer to return as Matt Riddle’s manager. I also noted that several furloughed producers would be brought back in the coming weeks.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that several wrestlers have been offered deals to return but the money is not what they were making when they were released.
Alvarez stated, “There have been people who have been released from WWE and they have been offered deals to come back and the offers for them to return are a fraction of what they were making.”
Alvarez noted how Impact Wrestling featured several WWE stars in their Slammiversary commercial. They were able to do that because of footage they own from when those wrestlers worked for them. In the case of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, they used Global Force Wrestling footage and they used a Bulgarian flag to represent Rusev in the commercial.
Alvarez added, “The offers that I’ve seen, we may be seeing a fair number of people showing up at Impact. I don’t know that but I just know that based on what I’ve seen – some renewal offers – there are definitely people that would definitely go to Impact Wrestling.”
It’s clear that WWE doesn’t want wrestlers to appear other wrestling shows but if they are hoping to get everyone back, they may have to increase some of those offers.