According to PWInsider Elite, ”The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle will be returning to WWE TV the night after WrestleMania 33 on April 3rd in Orlando, FL. His speculated role as of this moment is taking Mick Foley’s spot as RAW General Manager.
Kurt Angle is being inducted into the 2017 WWE Hall Of Fame Class two days prior to WrestleMania 33, being the headliner of the class. Angle has been rumored to be making a comeback to WWE since he left TNA Impact Wrestling early last year.
Angle had approached WWE in the past when his initial contract with Impact Wrestling expired, but he did not reach a deal with them as he wanted to perform on a part-time basis, similar to what Brock Lesnar and Goldberg do now. However, WWE wanted Angle as a full-time performer.
Angle hasn’t appeared live on WWE television in over a decade. His last match for WWE was at an ECW taping on August 8, 2006, where he wrestled Sabu to a no contest.
A major obstacle Angle faces is whether WWE will clear him or not if he wants to wrestle for WWE again.
”The Hardcore Legend” and Current RAW GM Mick Foley is scheduled to have a hip surgery soon. This will prevent him from traveling around. Foley has complained in the past that the travel schedule for him is quite difficult for him to handle.
Angle would be the perfect replacement for Mick Foley, as it will give the fans a moment to remember when Angle’s music finally hits. Angle himself has stated his desire to wrestle for WWE in the future with the likes of ”The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles and ”The Destroyer” Samoa Joe to name a few, in one of his recent ”Q & As” on Facebook.
Naturally, if he does wrestle, it will be on a part-time basis. Angle undoubtedly will serve as a breath of fresh air for the flagship show, Monday Night RAW.
The RAW after WrestleMania has become one of the most anticipated events on the WWE calendar. It is where debuts, returns, and the beginning of new storylines take place.