Kurt Angle is one of the most accomplished wrestlers of all time and there’s no arguing that. Angle transitioned to pro wrestling following a successful career in amateur wrestling. Tonight, the Olympic Gold Medalist returned to the company that kickstarted his pro wrestling career.

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Kurt Angle was advertised for tonight’s episode of Raw in his hometown of Pittsburgh, and the multi-time world champion entered the PPG Paints Arena to a standing ovation. Angle was several seconds into his promo before he was interrupted by The Alpha Academy.

Gable called Angle his personal hero and said his story resonated with him when Gable was chasing his Olympic dream. He said The Alpha Academy is looking for a new member and would be happy to have Angle in the team for one night only.

Gable asked Otis to hand over their new merch, a jacket, to Angle, who refused. The Street Profits arrived and challenged The Alpha Academy to a match. Gable said he’d accept only if Angle agrees to receive coaching under Gable after they win the match.

The Street Profits won the match after Montez Ford hit a huge frog splash on Gable. Ford and Angelo Dawkins then celebrated with Angle, who had brought bottles of milk with him to the show.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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