Professional wrestling superstar Kurt Angle will be featured on the WWE network in "The Homecoming". The program will immediately follow "Monday Night Raw." Angle was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in March, and recently took over for Mic Foley as general manager of "Monday Night Raw." The interview will chronicle Angle's 10-year absence from and return to the organization founded by Vince McMahon.

Kurt Angle's 10-year absence from WWE

Kurt Angle left the WWE in 2006. The official reason given was health issues. He says he was unable to continue working full time and keep up with the demands of Vince McMahon.

He began to wrestle for "TNA" wrestling where he could work the hours that he chose. In an interview with Heavy, Angle said he could only maintain a full load at WWE for six years, and he commends fellow wrestler John Cena for continuing full-time for 11 years.

Another reason Angle gave for his departure from the WWE organization was being addicted to prescription painkillers. He told Heavy that he was taking 65 extra strength Vicodin a day, and felt he was a liability for Vince McMahon. Kurt Angle asked for his release and promised to get his life straightened out. It took four DUI's and two trips to rehab, but now Angle says he is clean. Even so, 65 extra strength Vicodin is a lot of medication.

The fact that he could obtain prescriptions to cover this addiction speaks to the fact that money and fame can bring access to almost anything.

Back in action for WWE

Kurt Angle told Wrestling INC, that he was asked to be the "RAW" general manager on a Friday, and went to work the following Monday. He believes he was given the position because predecessor Mic Foley had hip surgery.

Angle says he his happy about this position for now. "The Homecoming" will be a more in-depth interview with the wrestler, and it will expand upon his past and present relationship with Vince Mcmahon.

During his professional wrestling career, Angle has been a six-time world champion. He also has been a one-time European, U.S., Hardcore and one-time WWE tag team champion.

On March 31st, Kurt Angle became the third active wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame behind Sting and Ric Flair. He is also a six-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He has also won both King of the Ring and King of the Mountain wrestling championships. Kudos to Mr. Angle for hanging in there and now becoming the "Monday Night RAW" general manager.