Kurt Angle is returning to the WWE Universe after leaving the company over a decade ago.
He's the headlining attraction of the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame class, but what comes next for the Olympic gold medalist is unclear. He's been adamant that there's been no traction on an in-ring return in nearly every interview, but something else could be cooking.
Angle is making his rounds with media as he prepares to be inducted into wrestling immortality by John Cena, and his latest comments about his future with the company might have the biggest hint regarding what comes next for his return to WWE television.
"The fact is, they just wanted me just for Hall of Fame, strictly, and they would talk to me afterward. That is all the word I have gotten," Angle told The Wrestling New Hub while talking about returning to the WWE.
"If they do decide to work with me and in more of an ambassador role or GM role or coach or manager role or even wrestling, I'm fine with that. If it was wrestling, I'd be willing to do that."
What Angle said above — that he's fine with a general manager role — might be a huge hint about what the WWE has cooking.
RAW general manager Mick Foley is preparing to undergo hip surgery and will require extended time away from WWE television to recover. The WWE has been building up for Foley to be fired, reaching a boiling point after Foley applied the mandible claw on Triple H on RAW.
"Longtime fans of The Hardcore Legend will be far less enthused about what happens next. Triple H and Stephanie don’t exactly forgive and forget, so one wonders if Foley’s days as Raw GM are now numbered," the official preview for the upcoming RAW episode reads.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that his sources indicate Angle will appear on RAW the night after WrestleMania 33. A RAW show, with a vacant general manager slot and one of the best entertainers the business has ever seen at their disposal seems to add up.
Speculation regarding Angle's future with the WWE is reaching a fever pitch with the Hall of Fame ceremony just weeks away.
It's hard to imagine the WWE letting the momentum building around Kurt's return slip away so quickly, and there seems to be a great way to keep him involved while adding a quality talent into the RAW mix.
Do you think Angle should be the next RAW general manager, or do you expect the WWE take the show another direction? Let us know in the comments!
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