WWE Pulls Kurt Angle From WrestleCade Weekend Convention in Winston-Salem
WWE has forced Kurt Angle to pull out of his scheduled appearance at the WrestleCade Weekend wrestling convention in November, the events creator Tracy Myers told YES! Weekly.
The convention will be taking place from November 29-30 & December 1 in Winston-Salem, NC. Though it’s not officially connected with any other wrestling promotion, WrestleCade Weekend Co-Owner Brian Hawks was told that Angle couldn’t appear “because we are associated with AEW.” AEW is considered a direct competitor to WWE.
Kurt Angle apparently has a contract that allow WWE to “withhold talent from any events deemed not in the company’s best interests,” Sports Illustrated said.
“In our 8 year history, the announcement of Angles appearance was one of our most popular,” said Tracy Myers. “We were obviously excited and so were the fans. Then out of the blue, we received an email saying that Kurt had to cancel his WrestleCade Weekend appearance because WWE told him it competes directly with them. While I had read that WWE had pulled both Angle and The Undertaker from the Starrcast 2 event being held in Las Vegas May 23-26, I was still shocked. An agreement was in place with Kurt, the requested deposit was paid and the marketing blitz was in full swing. Now the fans are being penalized and it’s heartbreaking.”
With or without Angle, Myers still expects WrestleCade Weekend to be a sell out. “Last year, more than 7k fans from around the world were in attendance and we expect even more this year. We have already announced a rare appearance both in and out of the ring by the legendary The Great Muta. We’ve also announced A Night With Dustin Rhodes, a WCCW Reunion panel and we’ll have at least 125 wrestling stars from several eras represented. Our fans are the greatest and it’s going to be an amazing weekend.”
Anyone who bought advance meet and greet ticket to meet Angle have already been contacted and refunds are being processed.
Stay tuned to Wrestlecade.com for updates