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WWE announces Kurt Angle's first match in 11 years set for Tables, Ladders & Chairs

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When Kurt Angle finally returned to the WWE earlier this year to take his place in the Hall of Fame, fans were desperate to know whether the Olympic Hero would eventually return to the ring.

At 48-years-old with dodgey knees and a whole host of past drug problems, it would have been understandable if the former five-time world champion never stepped inside a ring again.

However, Angle has made it clear from the outset that returning to action in the WWE was his ultimate goal and, pending a physical, that's what he was going to do.

Of course, he returned to Monday Night Raw the night after WrestleMania 33 and was announced as the new general manager by Vince McMahon.

But now, his return to action has finally been confirmed.

With a bout of meningitis sweeping through the roster, the WWE have been forced to make some changes to the card for their Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view this Sunday.

The main event was set to be the newly reformed Shield - Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose - versus the union of The Miz, Sheamus & Cesaro, Braun Strowman and Kane.

However, Reigns has had to bail out of the match and the WWE have confirmed that Angle will take his place to compete in his first WWE match in 11 years!

Oh, and it's a TLC match. You know, the match that has shaven years of numerous careers in the past? Well the 48-year-old Angle will try and survive in the stipulation for the first time ever.

Elsewhere, Bray Wyatt has also been forced to miss the event and SmackDown's AJ Styles has been a late addition to the card to face off against Finn Balor.

Fans won't be too upset that the Wyatt/Balor feud has been cut short, but a Styles and Balor clash has so many possibilities.

For starters, both men were pioneering members of the ultra-popular Bullet Club in Japan.

Secondly, they are two of the best performers in the world today. They could and should steal the show on Sunday.

How do you feel about Angle's return to the ring? Should the WWE be risking him in such a brutal match? Let us know in the comments below.

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