For years, Kurt Angle’s return to WWE has swung wildly between “inevitable” and “impossible”. Angle was, for much of his career, considered one of the best pure wrestlers in the business, but issues in his personal life seemed to make a return to WWE unlikely, given the potential PR nightmare he represented. However, with his full-time in-ring career essentially over and his time in TNA finished, and Angle publicly talking about his dedication to remaining clean and sober for a couple of years now, it seems all but certain that Angle will eventually make some sort of return to WWE, likely in a non-wrestling (outside of perhaps a one-time WrestleMania farewell match) Legends contract deal with a potential Hall of Fame induction. However, WWE has stayed quiet on the likelihood of an Angle return.
This week, according to the Wrestling Observer, Angle has begun telling independent promoters that, outside of two previously booked, high profile matches against Alberto Del Rio and Cody Rhodes, he will no longer be accepting bookings, and is reportedly claiming that there are plans in place for him to return to WWE as soon as April. WWE has apparently denied his claims thus far, but it seems unlikely that Angle would be turning down booking and making those statements if there wasn’t something in the works, and with WWE in a reported “sign everyone” mode, we wouldn’t be shocked to see them lock down a huge free agent like Angle, even if just for a Legends contract.