WWE have announced the return of the legendary Kurt Angle just weeks after he was released.
But now the Olympic gold medallist, 51, will be making a sensational return next week.
WWE revealed on Saturday that Angle will be appearing on Wednesday night’s NXT broadcast as a special guest referee for the cage match between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher.
And within moments he confirmed the news himself on Twitter, writing: “I’m coming to WWE NXT next week. #itstrue.”
Thatcher debuted several weeks again as Riddle’s partner to replace Pete Dunne, who was unable to defend the NXT Tag Team Titles due to travel restrictions.
The newly-formed pair struggled to re-create the chemistry and that resulted in them dropping the belts to Imperimium and leading to a furious fall-out.
WWE’s announcement added: “Thatcher called for a match that could only be won by knockout or tap-out. Riddle one-upped him, proposing that they meet inside a cage.
“But what kind of a cage exactly does Riddle — who is familiar with fighting inside chain link as a former UFC welterweight — have in mind? And what sort of impact might Angle have?”