Former six-time WWE World Champion Kurt Angle made his much-anticipated return to the squared circle, earlier this year at WWE’s TLC pay-per-view. This was the first time in eleven years Angle stepped foot into a WWE ring, before leaving the company way back in 2006.
The Olympic gold medalist stepped in for, former WWE Champion Roman Reigns—who was sidelined due to him suffering from mumps. Angle was an honorary Shield member during the TLC show as he teamed up with Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, to take part in a 5-on-3 handicap match.
Angle, along with Rollins and Ambrose would go on to face and eventually beat the team of Braun Strowman, Kane, The Miz, Cesaro, and Sheamus.
However, it seemed like Angle would step away from a WWE ring for the time being and eventually wrestle once again in 2018. But, however, during this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw Stephanie McMahon made her return to the company and announced that Angle will wrestle once again later this year, during WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view.
This week’s episode of Raw opened with Kurt Angle addressing the WWE universe and apologizing to the Raw superstars—who were brutally assaulted by Smackdown Live superstars, during an invasion, last week. Stephanie McMahon would go on to interrupt Angle and start berating the Raw General Manager for not doing his job properly.
She would eventually go on to state that Angle will lead Raw’s male Survivor Series Team against Smackdown’s male Survivor Series team when WWE visits the Toyota Center in November for the PPV. Stephanie also made a bold statement by saying that if Angle does not lead his team to victory at Survivor Series, then he would eventually be fired from his GM position.
As of right now, Kurt Angle remains the only member announced for Raw’s Survivor Series team, however, it is safe to assume that superstars such as Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and Finn Balor could make into the 5 man team that represents the red brand. Roman Reigns could also be an addition to the team and could provide a huge boost for Raw if he recovers from his mumps and returns to the WWE on time.
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