Kurt Angle Explained Why His Leg Was Taped Up At Survivor Series

Kurt Angle recently made his long-anticipated return to the ring in WWE in a pair of matches. First he was a last-minute replacement for Roman Reigns at TLC, and although his comeback was a very important and emotional moment for Angle, the match didn’t exactly set the world on fire.

Next up was Survivor Series, where Angle was part of Team Raw and didn’t have to put on Shield gear, although he DID augment his classic in-ring getup with a Raw shirt and some very snazzy patriotic mittens. He also appeared with his right leg very heavily bandaged, which definitely raised some eyebrows.

That Survivor Series main event was even less well-received than Angle’s first match back, although that had very little to do with Angle and more with how the 5-on-5 elimination match was put together. Still, there were questions about how many more matches we might expect out of the Olympic hero and Hall of Famer.

During a Facebook Q and A session (which Angle does pretty regularly on his page), a fan asked him why his leg was taped up at Survivor Series. Angle confirmed that he experienced a not-insignificant injury a couple days before the event.

“Leg is ok. I tore a muscle in it doing wind sprints 2 days before PPV. It’s okay though. I feel good and should be 100% in a week.”

Angle expects to be back at full strength soon enough, and also mentioned that he looks forward to “what’s ahead” with Triple H in their burgeoning feud. Triple H was rumored to be Angle’s first opponent back, and that didn’t end up being too far from the reality of the situation. The two icons are likely headed for a big blowoff match, either at Royal Rumble or WrestleMania, so get ready to party like it’s 2000 all over again.