A Kurt Angle WWE Return Is Soon & Needed

Justin LaBar

Kurt Angle WWE ReturnI write a wrestling column every Monday and Friday for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The latest piece talks about a Kurt Angle WWE return and how even Angle knows he needs it. The following is an excerpt:

Kurt Angle could be on his way home to WWE.

On Jim Ross’ podcast, Angle revealed that his TNA contract expires Sept. 21. Angle went on to say he expects the next deal he signs to be the final one of his career.

He won’t say it, but Angle’s only expectation is to sign with WWE.

He left WWE and debuted with TNA in 2006. The debut was one of the biggest surprises ever, especially involving TNA. To this point, TNA had nobody who was a shocking departure from WWE. The roster included names new to national television or ex-WWE guys from years past.

Angle’s debut was his last significant accomplishment with TNA.

After that, everything else was minor league. His time in TNA doesn’t measure up to his WWE tenure.

It’s not a reflection of his talent. It’s a reflection of his employer.

At first, it was an escape for Angle working in a company with a new work rate, new opponents, new audience and new health policy.

Respect for his abilities has never been forgotten. The audience has only been distracted by stories of his Twitter being hacked and his overall health condition. He debuted with TNA with the intent to help build a viable company to compete with WWE. After a while, we all realized it was a niche alternative at best.

It’s a great example of a big fish in a small pond.

I have no doubt Angle wants to be back in WWE as soon as he’s contractually able. Does WWE want him?

The situation wasn’t clean when he left WWE. Angle’s health played a part in his departure and will forever be a subject of conversation during his career.

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