New WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle spoke to TMZ Sports, as seen in the video above, and shot down all the rumors that he could appear in the Royal Rumble match this Sunday.
"The Royal Rumble is not going to happen," Angle said. "A lot of people are assuming it, a lot of writers are writing about it. I haven't talked to WWE about anything after the WWE Hall of Fame. I'm sure they're going to want to do something eventually, I'm not sure if it's wrestling- related or not, but I would imagine that I would be attached to WWE most likely for the rest of my life. There aren't any clues or anything that led me to that, I just believe that this is the start our our new relationship and we're only focusing on the Hall of Fame."
Angle admitted that there's the possibility of wrestling down the road, but as we all know, anything is possible in the WWE.
Other rumors have Hulk Hogan making a return to the company sooner rather than later. The company cut ties with him in July 2015 when a video surfaced of Hogan making racist comments. Angle was asked if he thinks that Hogan will be back with the company, and Angle thinks it's only a matter of time.
"Will he be back in WWE, I don't know. Does he deserve another shot? Yes," Angle said. "Hulk Hogan is a great guy, I have never heard him say one negative thing about anybody. He has relationships with people of all colors, of all races, it's never been an issue with him. Whether he was in a bad place in life when he said those things, I don't know. But I can tell you that Hulk Hogan will be a staple in professional wrestling forever."
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