Though for many in TNA the highlight of the summer was seeing the 2 years of build up of Ethan Carter III. But for most of the summer we saw Kurt Angle hold the TNA World Title. In many ways the only reason he may have dropped the title due to unfortunate circumstances. Angle has been away from TV since August due to multiple surgeries to remove a benign tumor in his neck. This will be a big boost to a TNA show that has seemingly needed something to pull themselves out of the funk they have been in, it's just a matter of how much will Angle push TNA forward.
Even though as of right now Kurt is on the shelf and will actually not be returning this month to the company, his return will still help them very much so. Angle is set to return the weekend of October 4th which is Bound For Glory weekend. Angle will truly return on October 3rd at a house show in Salem, Virginia and then will also be featured in some form on the PPV the next day.
However, as it seems with TNA wherever we find good news then bad news isn't to far behind. Unfortunately that is true in this case also as even though Angle will be coming back in October he will not stay. Once his current contract is up with TNA he will be walking away from the company and taking a break from Wrestling. Angle has been wrestling since 1997 or 1998 and hasn't really taken any long breaks during the time which is a very long time to something non-stop. Taking a hiatus will be good for Kurt, but it probably wont be good for TNA. At this point though not much is known about Kurt's current contract status or when he would walk away from the company. This is an interesting subject, but we don't know much right now and we shall learn more as the story progresses.