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Kurt Angle Holds WWE Return Talks, Flying To Royal Rumble Location

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WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is set to be in attendance at the Royal Rumble.

According to Fightful Select, former WWE Champion Kurt Angle is set to be in St. Louis, where the WWE Royal Rumble will take place, this weekend following discussions to return to WWE television.

The report states that, while Fightful has not heard of details regarding the plan for Angle, that the Olympic Gold Medalist will be in St Louis where WWE will hold community and press events around the Royal Rumble.

Kurt Angle is part of the AdFreeShows roster, which will be hosting live shows, but Fightful confirms that the presence is instead likely WWE-related followimg discussions about Angle “returning as an on-screen presence” in WWE.

The report notes that the only confirmation they’ve had with WWE sources is that Kurt Angle was planned to be in St. Louis.

Meanwhile, on his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, available via AdFreeShows, Angle has hinted that a return isn’t totally out of the question.

“I gained a lot of weight during this pandemic. I got up to 260 and I got my butt down to 210 pounds so I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in even before the Olympics as far as looks, not on a conditioning level or a strength level.

“As far as how I look, this is the best I’ve ever looked and I’m really happy with my progress.”

Continuing on, Angle explained that being inactive for a long period had taken a toll on him physically.

“Being out of wrestling the past few years, especially during the pandemic, I had a lot of physical problems. A lot of problems I had from not doing anything, not working out as much as I did, sitting all the time, nothing to do, being stuck at home.

“I started to have a lot of back pain and knee pain and it got to the point to where I was like I probably won’t wrestle again.”

Watch WWE Royal Rumble 2022 live on the WWE Network – and via Peacock in the United States – on Saturday, January 29th, 2022. Find out everything you need to know ahead of the event here.