Kurt Angle has been handed a new backstage role in WWE

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle may be a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but not even he could avoid the wrath of WWE's newest monster recently.

Angle was supposed to be refereeing a match between Drew McIntyre and Cedric Alexander on the August 5 episode of Raw, but when that descended into chaos, The Fiend struck.

Bray Wyatt downed Angle with the Mandible Claw and added him to the list of WWE legends he had taken out, which included Mick Foley and was soon to be joined by Jerry 'The King' Lawler.

The Olympic gold medalist was a prominent figure on television after his induction to the Hall of Fame in 2017, becoming the General Manager of Raw almost immediately.

It eventually led to his return to the ring later that year, but he called time on his in-ring career in April 2019, having one more WrestleMania match with Baron Corbin.

Kurt Angle's last wrestling match saw him lose to Baron Corbin

Despite that, he still signed a new five-year contract with the company around the same time he retired, as he confirmed to WrestlingInc earlier this year, and it's now clear what his role is going forward.

Per PWInsider, Angle is now officially a full-time backstage producer for Monday Night Raw.

Angle will now work as a backstage producer on Monday Night Raw

This means he pieces matches together with talent, and he joins the likes of Billy Kidman, D-Von Dudley, Jeff Jarrett and his storyline son Jason Jordan in the role, who has struggled to recover from a neck injury.

Angle actually had his first night in the new job at Madison Square Garden on Monday night - that's some arena to be conducting your role in for the first time.

The current stars of Monday Night Raw could have no-one better to learn off though, and his full-time role may mean we see Angle quite a few times on WWE television - the producers are well-known for being used in the pull-apart brawls that happen a lot more than they should.

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