The WWE Universe has been patiently waiting for Kurt Angle’s in-ring return, but a lot of people were expecting to see him wrestle at WrestleMania 34 next year in New Orleans. Angle revealed that WWE officials were monitoring him for an in-ring return, but the WWE Universe believed his return would be saved for a huge PPV. That’s why the announcement that Angle’s return would happen at WWE TLC was such a shock.
The WWE Hall of Famer will replace Roman Reigns and join Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to face Kane, Braun Strowman, The Miz, Cesaro, and Sheamus. Roman’s absence has postponed The Shield’s reunion for the time being, and Angle’s in-ring return has become the biggest story heading into the PPV. WWE officials have decided to use Kurt Angle’s return for WWE TLC, but they have major concerns heading into the PPV.
It’s being reported that Angle is medically cleared for the event, but WWE officials have big concerns about him going into the PPV because they believe he will take some unnecessary risks during the match to stand out and not look like “just another guy.” Some of the younger fans may not have seen him perform, so Kurt Angle’s mentality could be to make a strong impression with them and set himself up for future matches.
The WWE Universe may not have been expecting Angle to wrestle as soon as WWE TLC, but that should be an indication that he’s a lock for future PPVs like Survivor Series, WWE Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania. There have been rumors about a potential match between Kurt Angle and The Miz taking place eventually. WWE TLC could be a great situation for that feud to begin building toward a future PPV.
Out of nowhere, WWE TLC has become very unpredictable. WWE officials were thrown a monkey wrench with Roman Reigns’ illness taking him off the card, but Angle’s return has guaranteed that the PPV will be must-see. Kurt Angle’s return may not have happened as planned, but it will be something special to see. Hopefully, the match goes smoothly and this won’t be the last time the fans see Angle perform inside a WWE ring.
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