What was reportedly pitched but nixed for a Kurt Angle return to WWE in 2022

Kurt Angle recently noted during his podcast that WWE was interested in bringing him back as a television character. However, Angle later noted that WWE canceled a “three-week program” for him.

According to Fightful.com, the belief is that Kurt Angle was going to be part of Randy Orton and Matt Riddle’s storyline with the Alpha Academy. There was reportedly a pitch for there to be a “Three Is Challenge” to play off his “Intensity, Integrity, and Intelligence” catchphrase. There were also talk of Angle being a special guest referee at the Elimination Chamber PLE in Saudi Arabia.

Steve Carrier of RingsideNews.com noted that nothing had been booked for Angle at Wrestlemania 38.