– Former World Heavyweight Champion Vader (Leon White) tweeted about entering his “last days” and being grateful for the time he had. He wrote, “As I enter my final days, proud of the Father Son Brother Football player Pro WrestlerThe Super Heavy Big Man Goat Im Grateful for the Time”
That tweet was made on Valentine’s Day but has since been deleted. Vader announced last November that doctors told him he had around 2 years to live due to congestive heart failure. He later announced that a 4th doctor told him the previous diagnosis may be wrong, and he began working out with Diamond Dallas Page in January.
– The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that there are plans for Kurt Angle to do at least some wrestling for WWE in the near future. The 2017 WWE Hall of Famer will be inducted during WrestleMania 33 weekend but there’s no word yet on if he will get into the ring that weekend. The Observer notes that Angle still has to pass a physical and would likely be used on a very limited basis.
Angle recently spoke with Forbes and commented on possibly wrestling for WWE:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I do a few more matches somewhere down the line, but they haven’t talked about it so it’s not official. This Hall of Fame thing is just the beginning, so let’s see how it goes and we’ll go from there.”
– As noted, Darren Young underwent surgery on February 9th in Birmingham, Alabama after suffering an elbow injury during a WWE Main Event taping in mid-January. Young is expected to be out of action for around six months, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The injury will cause him to miss any kind of multi-man match at WrestleMania 33.