Kurt Angle left the WWE in 2006, and despite the desire of fans didn’t make an appearance on any franchise events in the ten-year span. Rumors that were circling suggested that WWE distanced itself from Angle because of his legal issues and alleged substance abuse. But now the story has changed. Not only that former Olympic Gold Medal winner is going to return to WrestleMania to participate in one of the events, most likely the Royal Rumble, but he will also be inducted into World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame.
According to ESPN, the induction will happen on March 31st two days before WrestleMania 33 which will be held in Orlando. After ten year pause from WWE, even Kurt Angle himself was shocked when he heard the news. These were his exact words: “I figured they either decided they didn’t want to do anything with me or they forgot,” “[Triple H] said they never forgot and he called and told me this is the first thing they want to do. And whether I wrestle or not after this, which is irrelevant right now, I’m just really proud to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.”
Angle signed a contract with WWE back in 1998 and waited a full year for his television debut. But nevertheless, he was praised by his colleague Stone Cold Steve Austin for his ability to adapt quickly to the world of Wrestling. He became a full-timer on main-rooster and rapidly amassed accolades to his name. He has each and every title to his name excluding the Royal Rumble Title. That’s why people expect him to feature in this event on the upcoming WrestleMania.
Kurt Angle is one of the twenty-six people that have won Triple Crown in the history of this sport. He has won WWE title, tag team title, and Intercontinental title. A man with such feats accomplished will be more than welcomed at Orlando WrestleMania and greeted by the applause of all fans.
Angle himself couldn’t hide the delight of his imminent return, so he took his feeling on Twitter: I’m coming home!