According to Mike Johnson at pwinsider.com, Kurt Angle has been training for a return to the ring. He speculates that Angle’s temporary removal from the GM role could be part of a storyline to bring him back wrestling whether it’s for a one-match or on a semi-regular basis.
As we noted a couple of days ago, there are definite plans for Angle to wrestle again and reports suggest that it will be against Baron Corbin, who has replaced Angle as the GM of Raw for now.
Jason Jordan was backstage at Smackdown last night and actually produced the Naomi vs. Peyton Royce match. Jordan’s status with WWE is up in the air as his recovery from neck surgery has not gone at smoothly as anticipated.
The Big Show was backstage at TV this week, but was not used. Ariya Daivari was also backstage this weekend as he works to get medically cleared. Finally, Mickie James was backstage at Smackdown and is in town for the NY Mets game today where she will be appearing.
(H/T: Jeff Whalen & Rajah.com)