In WWE news, former TNA President and current Impact Wrestling board member, Dixie Carter, is making an appearance on a WWE Network special. The WWE has never mentioned TNA by name—when former TNA wrestlers like Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles arrived in the WWE, the company would simply state how these superstars have wrestled around the world—so many pundits and fans are shocked that WWE.com released breaking news hyping Dixie Carter’s appearance (though they still haven’t mentioned TNA by name). Carter participated in the Network special WWE 24: Kurt Angle Homecoming which will air on Monday, July 10, immediately following Raw.
The special captures Kurt Angle’s return to the WWE after his decade-long hiatus from the company, and it will feature commentary from a number of wrestling personalities including Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter. Though Angle became a pro-wrestling superstar with the WWE, he spent most of his career performing for TNA.
Angle wrestled for TNA, now GFW (Global Force Wrestling) Impact, from 2006 to 2016. When Kurt signed to TNA, it was the company’s largest acquisition, and when he made his first television appearance the wrestling world was shocked. Kurt was initially put in a program with Samoa Joe (Angle was booked to end Joe’s undefeated streak), and the two had one of the biggest feuds in the company’s history.
During Angle’s tenure with TNA he held the World Heavyweight Championship six times (a company record), the World Tag Team Championship two times, the X Division Championship one time, and he was also inducted into the company’s hall of fame. In addition, Kurt was also a two-time winner of the King of the Mountain and he was the second TNA Triple Crown champion; he is one of the most decorated superstars in both WWE and TNA history.
Kurt Angle made his way back to the WWE in early 2017 when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Olympic Gold medalist has had a career that no other superstar has paralleled, so it should be interesting to see what Vince McMahon, Dixie Carter, and other commentators have to say about Kurt Angle and his illustrious career in WWE 24: Kurt Angle Homecoming.
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