Kurt Angle is reportedly looking to return to WWE after an absence of almost 10 years. The six-time WWE champion's last match was against Sabu in August 2006.
According to Cagesideseats, Angle went on The Ric Flair Podcast and said he had a "very positive" conversation with Triple H and his potential return to the ring, which could "most likely be the year or year after".
"I did talk with Triple H a few months ago, very loose conversation. They have interest, I have interest. They don't know what to do with me yet, you know, it was more of a loose conversation. Put it this way, I wouldn't be surprised if I go back next year and I wouldn't be surprised if I don't go back at all," the 47-year-old wrestler said.
"But it was kind of cool to talk to Triple H and bury the hatchet with the past. We are both on good terms with each other. I reach out to Vince every once in awhile. It's just good to be able to let the past go behind you and you know, if something does happen, it just feels good to know that I will end my career there. If I don't, then that's fine too. The Hall of Fame is important to me, but it wouldn't kill me if I wasn't in. You just never know," Angle added.
Although Angle has not stepped inside a WWE ring in a long time, the wrestler has been keeping himself busy in the independent circuits. His latest match was against Cody Rhodes — son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. The event was organised by Northeast Wrestling and held in Dutchess County, New York on 27 August.
"Kurt was [gone from WWE by] 2007 when I got there. We were like ships in the night, passing by one another. I was young and clueless and he was frickin' Kurt Angle. I honestly didn't think [it would ever happen]. When Mike Lombardi at Northeast Wrestling booked this match, it just... [exhales]. It grabbed hold of my heart like a person gripping it as hard as they could, and I didn't want it to let go," the 31-year-old wrestler said.