The first announced member of the WWE Hall of Fame for 2017 was Kurt Angle, the former WWE world champion and Olympic gold medal winner. While Angle has been out of the WWE for a long time, he hasn’t stopped wrestling, and he even stepped into the ring for Impact Wrestling as recently as last January. He also worked indie matches around the world over the last year. In his last blog post,
Jim Ross has considered Kurt Angle’s age and the strenuous schedule of life on the road, and he makes it sound as if he believes that Angle could get the same kind of part-time deal that Bill Goldberg received.
Goldberg has wrestled twice since returning to the WWE last year, and he will wrestle his third match at Fastlane this week, and then a fourth at WrestleMania in April. When it comes to Kurt Angle, Ross feels that it could be even less.
“I could see doing one, major bout but doing 2-3 bouts seems challenging unless the bouts are spread out to allow the story to be better told.”
An example that Jim Ross came up with was that Kurt Angle could return to television and build up to a match at SummerSlam in August. Then, they could have something bigger planned for next year at WrestleMania.