The WWE shocked everyone last month when they announced that they were going to have another brand split, with SmackDown going live on Tuesday nights and the roster being split in half between RAW and SD.
However, it seems like the WWE didn't quite realise just how threadbare their two rosters would be with the superstars not being allowed on both shows. Because of that, Vince McMahon, Triple H and co. have been desperately trying to re-sign some former stars.
One of those former WWE superstars is Kurt Angle, who is now a free agent having left TNA earlier this year. In a recent interview, Angle revealed he will be making a return to the WWE.
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Angle appeared on Mark Madden's radio show today in Pittsburgh, via Wrestling Inc, and was asked by the host if he had been contacted by WWE about making a potential return to the company in which he became a star.
While no contract has been signed, Angle did confirm that he had been in talks with the WWE and is sure that he will be making a comeback someday.
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However, he doesn't know exactly when that return date is, which will no doubt disappoint a huge section of WWE fans who remember his exceptional time with the promotion.
"Will I return? Yes," Angle replied. "I don't know when."
According to Angle, he spoke to WWE head honcho - and his good friend - Triple H recently and that the two had a very encouraging conversation and left on good terms.
That was before the WWE had announced their plans for the new draft split, and Angle added that he wasn't told about SmackDown going live or the roster being cut in half.
The fact that Triple H and Angle spoke with a brand split just weeks away will naturally raise eyebrows. Did Hunter know that the split was coming and was touching base with Angle about a potential return? It is certainly a possibility.
Apparently, HHH and Vince McMahon told Angle that they were looking to go in a direction with younger talent being the focus, but then the brand split happened and they needed to draft in some older guys just to make up the numbers.
While WWE fans would love to see Angle back for one last match or run in the company, there is a chance that the WWE could go overboard with bringing in stars of yesteryear.
Guys like Angle and Goldberg - who were big stars back in the early 2000s - are great, but when Stevie Richards, Funaki and Curt Hawkins are mentioned - guys who nobody ever really cared about the first time round - could be making comebacks, that is where problems lie.
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