It was announced this morning by 5 Star Wrestling that Kurt Angle has been pulled from this Saturday's Dominant Wrestling TV show, which is set to air live on Spike TV UK at 8pm ET. The event will be broadcast from the Dundee Ice Arena in Dundee, Scotland.
Angle was set to be part of the commentary team on the debut episode of the show. TNA's Drew Galloway, and Lucha Underground's Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and PJ Black are all scheduled to appear.
This would theoretically leave Angle free to at least make an appearance at the Alamodome for the Royal Rumble event, but anything at this point would be pure speculation--Angle was expected to be pulled from these types of bookings now that he's signed a new Legends deal with WWE ahead of his Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Below is the full statement from 5 Star Wrestling:
At 16:04 today I received a call from Kurt Angle's management team confirming the rumours that Kurt will not be commentating on the debut episode of Dominant Wrestling, which airs live on Spike TV at 8pm this Saturday, from the Dundee Ice Arena.
It's a shame but we would like to congratulate Kurt on his Hall of Fame appointment.
Losing a star as respected as Kurt is obviously a blow to us but fortunately he was booked as a commentator rather than a wrestler so it's not like this will make much of a difference to this historic event.
Fans at the Dundee Ice Arena and indeed around the UK, will still get to witness John Morrison issuing an open challenge for his 5 Star Championship and with megastars such as Rey Mysterio, Drew Galloway, Carlito, PJ Black, Nick Aldis and Moose on the show, anything can happen.
Greg Lambert, with his encyclopaedic knowledge of wrestling will still lead the broadcast team as planned.