In an update on reports that former WWE Champion Kurt Angle could be making his return to the company in 2017, for what it is worth, Angle has told promoters that he is doing no more independent wrestling dates, except for one match with Alberto El Patron and another with Cody Rhodes before going to the WWE in April, according to a report from The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The report notes that Angle’s people have claimed that he will be returning for some time, however WWE have denied reports. There have been reports that Angle could also be a surprise for the 2017 WWE Royal Rumble match, but that is not confirmed 100% and the expectation is that if he returns to the WWE that he will be on a limited schedule similar to that of Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg.