WWE Hall Of Famer Rules Out In-Ring Return

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However much people would like to say “one more match”, a WWE Hall Of Famer and former World Champion has ruled out the possibility.

Whilst WrestleMania has always been the stage for one-off comebacks by some of the biggest names in the business, perhaps the biggest of those came at WrestleMania 38 when ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin laced up the boots one more time to take on Kevin Owens in the main event of the first night.

This has led to ongoing speculation that others could look to do the same thing, if they feel their health would hold out for that one extra moment in the spotlight.

Shoulder Replacement Stops Return

One wrestler we won’t be doing that any time soon is Kurt Angle. The WWE Hall Of Famer had been rumored to be looking at a contest at WrestleMania 40, however the latest report from the man himself seems to rule that out.

In a discussion on his Kurt Angle Show podcast, the Olympic gold medallist stated that he needs shoulder replacement surgery which would stop him from making a comeback, even though other elements which have caused him problems in the past are now in good shape.

(I’m) not feeling good enough to come back and wrestle. I have to have a shoulder replacement surgery.

My doctor told me before he injected it (the shoulder) with novocaine.

My knees are good, my back is okay, my neck’s not too bad, but my shoulder is hurting pretty bad.

Kurt Angle wrestled his last match at WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey, where he was on the losing end of a match with Baron Corbin.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.