The WWE's Olympic Hero is finally back, headlining the WrestleMania weekend Hall of Fame ceremony.
Kurt Angle enjoyed an emotional reunion with Vince McMahon, has selected John Cena to induct him and is set to become an immortal figure in WWE history. What we don't know is what comes after the March 31 celebration.
Rumors have swirled about the potential on-camera return of Angle now that he's buried the hatchet with McMahon and is back in the minds of fans. The Wrestling Machine knows one thing for sure, and he revealed the biggest hint that a bigger return is on the horizon.
“I know, for sure, they want me to work in the company, most likely in a non-wrestling capacity. They know I've been active and they know that I can still go just as well as I've ever gone," Angle told Brian Fitz of Sporting News.
Angle was working the independent scene prior to the Hall of Fame announcement, and he still feels confident that he can get in the ring for the biggest promotion of them all.
There are concerns about his health, though, and the WWE has been proactive in preventing talent from competing if they are in any danger from a physical standpoint. He's dealt with neck injuries going back to his Olympic wrestling days.
“We haven't talked about it but, I'm sure, in the back of their minds they're thinking we're going to release Kurt Angle on some of these talents in the future," Angle said.
"It's not guaranteed and I have not talked to them about it at all. Seeing people like Sting and Goldberg come back to do some programs, it's promising that Kurt Angle will get a shot"
Piecing it together, it sounds like Angle is confident he can be a "part-time" in-ring performer. Considering he also notes that he hasn't talked with upper management about returning as a "wrestler," it's notable that he knows "for sure" they want him working with the WWE again.
The phrase "non-wrestling capacity" could mean a variety of things. The biggest rumor, though, is the possibility of Angle becoming RAW's new general manager. The fate of current GM Mick Foley appears to be sealed after he attempted to fire Stephanie McMahon.
Foley, off-camera, is scheduled to undergo hip surgery. His role going forward should be clarified in the coming RAW episodes leading up to WrestleMania, but his time as RAW general manager is all but up.
Enter Angle, who is fresh on WWE fan's minds, is an artist with the microphone and would be a huge addition to Monday night's shows. It's the kind of high profile move that could create a huge boost for RAW.
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