When Kurt Angle's contract with TNA Impact Wrestling expired, many believed he would return to WWE to make some form of appearance before retiring.
The chances of this happening however, were hindered by the fact WWE did not want Angle to return to the industry due to the previous issues and history he had with the company.
There has been further developments relating to this as PWS has reported that any talks regarding Kurt Angle and WWE have come to an end and that he will remain a part of TNA Impact Wrestling.
It is rumoured that the 45-year-old is looking to sign a part-time contract with TNA so that he is able to concentrate on external projects, with Angle wanting the deal to last around 12 or 18 months.
Originally the Olympic gold medallist was hoping to return to WWE in order to carry out a part-time deal prior to retiring from wrestling entirely.
These plans however were stopped after Triple H made it clear that he was not looking to have Angle rejoin WWE. Following which, there were rumours that he was instead offered a full-time deal by the company, who knew that Angle would turn it down.
The professional wrestler's only other real alternative that he wanted to do therefore was to again focus on TNA Impact Wrestling.
Owner of TNA Dixie Carter is someone Angle has often praised for her support throughout his career and it seems he will be repaying her by finishing his wrestling career with her company.
There has however been problems surrounding TNA Impact Wrestling too, to add to Kurt Angle's issues.
The company does not have a television contract after the end of this year, however there has been speculation that a new deal will be set up with Spike TV so that the business will remain on the network but for lower pay.
This news means that TNA will understandably need to make some changes within the company, but it also means that it will value big names like Kurt Angle even more.
As a result, Angle staying with TNA Impact Wrestling may well be a wise move for both him as a wrestler and the company itself.