Kurt Angle hasn’t done anything with WWE since requesting to be released from the company back in the summer of 2006, but after being away from the company for over a decade, it looks he could finally return at some point this year. In fact, he’s already telling indie promoters that he cannot accept any more bookings, because he’s heading back to the company that made him a worldwide superstar.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer broke the news that Angle was telling indie promoters that he’s heading back to WWE, and, apparently, he believes that he’s going to return in April.

“For whatever this is worth, and keep in mind this wouldn’t be the first time this has been said, but Kurt Angle has told promoters he’s doing no more indie dates except one match with Alberto and another with Cody Rhodes, and then going to WWE in April. Keep in mind his people have claimed that for some time and WWE sources have denied it.

“There are all kinds of rumors regarding Angle and WWE, and there would be, since WWE has in recent years changed its position on people who would ‘never’ be back like Warrior and Goldberg. Angle was always a Vince McMahon call, as ever since he left TNA early this past year, he’s made it clear he wants to go back and things like being the new character in the video game and going into the Hall of Fame make sense as there is a very short list for the former and a fairly short list for guys who can be in the top two or three spots for the latter and he checks both off. As far as wrestling goes, it would have to be a Goldberg/Lesnar thing of only a few matches.”


As Meltzer mentioned in the newsletter, 2K is interested in making Kurt Angle the pre-order bonus for the WWE 2K18 video game, if he doesn’t return to the company prior to the game being released.

But Meltzer himself doesn’t put much stock in the superstar’s claims–yet.


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