Kurt Angle On Shortlist To Appear On Upcoming "Dancing with the Stars" Series

Tony ArnoldineCorrespondent IAugust 2, 2009

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 07:  Pro wrestler Kurt Angle arrives at Spike TV's 2007 'Video Game Awards' at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 7, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

I told you back in May that Kurt Angle had been contacted about being a contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Now it looks like Angle is getting closer to appearing on the show.

The UK Sun, via The Orlando Sentinel's Between the Ropes blog, is reporting that the former WWE and current TNA wrestler and Olympic gold medalist is on the shortlist of potential contestants for the ninth season of the show, which begins airing September 21.

The cast will be revealed on the August 17 edition of "Good Morning America," which also airs on ABC. If selected, Angle would be the second pro wrestling personality to appear on the show, with the first being Stacy Keibler who finished in third place during the show's second season.