There was a moment at the WrestleMania 31 ticket party at Levi’s Stadium this weekend where Daniel Bryan was trying to get Booker T to do a spin-a-rooni but he couldn’t because of a bad knee. Booker then tried to pressure Bryan into it but he couldn’t because of his neck surgery. They both then looked at Bad News Barrett but he couldn’t do it because he’s recovering from shoulder surgery. This led to NXT star Tyler Breeze doing the spin-a-rooni.
Barrett told Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer that he’s still 4-6 weeks from returning to WWE TV. Barrett has started lifting but doesn’t have his normal size back. Barrett really wanted to work last week’s RAW in Liverpool because he went to college there.
According to The Wrestling Observer, Kurt Angle has been pitching a deal to WWE officials which would see him return to the company and work a schedule similar to that of Shawn Michaels in his final years with the company.
The return deal would see Angle work limited dates and bigger events.
Despite Angle’s pitches, however, WWE is reportedly not very interested in Kurt Angle returning to the ring, and Vince McMahon has been very negative about an Angle return in the past. This doesn’t necessarily mean the company won’t bring him back, but WWE might be more interested in him returning similarly to how Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan have returned, which is not in an in-ring capacity.