Several WWE Wrestlers Reportedly Walk Out & Kurt Angle Officially Ends Retirement

An apparent “virus” is traveling in the locker-room

Last week, Neville shocked the wrestling world, when he officially asked for his release from World Wrestling Entertainment. It was reported that he walked out on the October 9th episode of RAW, citing he was disgruntled with lack of career progression and character development.

Well, several other superstars in WWE are saying those same sentiments CM Punk first brought attention to in 2014, as they took a hit on talent for their upcoming TLC PPV. For whatever reason, the company revealed that there was a viral illness within their roster, as they were testing various stars for meningitis; but now a few stars of WWE have allegedly tested positive for mumps.

Originally, ring announcer, JoJo Offerman was one of the employees who was on the list of infected wrestlers; but her mom shot down those rumors on social media saying her daughter wasn’t ill.

Well, the likes of Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas have also disappeared from WWE TV and their social media accounts. This seems a little awkward, considering they were all part of big story-lines on the big PPV. This prompted Vince McMahon to convince Kurt Angle to end his IMPACT Wrestling retirement this weekend and wrestle in his first match for the company since 2006.

What we’re most excited about is the dream-match between Finn Bálor vs. AJ Styles. However, this also makes us wonder how many athletes are willing to leave the major multi-million-dollar company and return to work as independent contractors.

With promotions like House of Hardcore, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring Of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, SHIMMER, EVOLVE, and Lucha Underground (to name a few) all having successful tenures this decade, this could cause a shift in WWE’s monopoly that’s been going on since 2001.

Take a look at media below from the big announcement.

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