Kurt Angle Announces He Has a Neck Tumor, Will Require Surgery - http://t.co/Z250XxHTti - #News #TNA pic.twitter.com/n8OER40pWV— WrestlingRumors.net (@WrestleRumors) June 28, 2015
That explains why he wasn't booked for Slammiversary coming up tomorrow (Sunday, June 28th at 8:00 PM). Now there is some concern that this is just an angle to write him out based on the following:
Multiple reports from the “IMPACT WRESTLING” tapings going on Saturday night in Orlando, Florida indicate Angle cut a promo before the crowd, announcing he will be taking an absence from wrestling. Angle noted he would be required to have surgery on his neck, after doctors discovered a tumor that will need to be removed. He did not note whether the tumor was malignant or benign, or whether he knew of the prognosis at this point in time.Who knows, but the article goes on to share a spoiler for his match with EC3 for the TNA World Title if you are so inclined to look at that. It is spoiler tagged so you won't read it accidentally.
Some were skeptical of the announcement, as following him doing so, Eric Young attacked him, only to have Melendez make the save for Angle. Typically, this would be seen as a worked angle, as it would be a good way to get babyface responses for Melendez.
Anyhow, if this is legit I wish Kurt the speediest and fullest of recoveries. He was an old favorite of mine, but after his issues and move to TNA I can't honestly say I've paid him much mind these last few years. When he was in WWE and on fire though I was a huge Angle fan and really thought he had the total package.