Prince Albert/A-Train reportedly re-signs with WWE, likely to return after WrestleMania 28

One of the hairiest men in WWE history is reportedly on his way back to the company.

According to the Wrestling Observer, Matt Bloom, who wrestled under the names Prince Albert and A-Train while with WWE, has signed a deal and is scheduled to return to the promotion after WrestleMania 28. The plan is apparently to have him work as a sort of "henchman" or bodyguard to John Laurinaitis.

Bloom wrestled for WWE from 1997 to 2004 as a mid-carder. He was released after tearing his rotator cuff, which led to his heading over to Japan where he's found far more success under the ring name Giant Bernard.

At 39-years-old and having had his most stateside success during the Attitude Era, this will surely be seen as another move back to the old but Albert was always a mobile big man who could work a serviceable match against damn near anyone. He should make for a solid addition to the roster, especially if he's playing henchman to Laurinaitis.

Thoughts on the reported signing, Cagesiders? Glad to see him back?

Update: On his Twitter account, Bloom is, of course, denying even being in talks with any stateside wrestling promotion. He's also said he finds the rumors of his move back to WWE "comical." That doesn't mean much of anything, considering WWE would most definitely want him to keep quiet but it's worth noting, nonetheless.

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