Kurt Angle has had a long and extremely impressive career, but what is the one thing he regrets most from the past 20 years?
Just a matter of weeks ago both WWE and Kurt Angle shocked the WWE Universe when the Olympic gold medalist competed in a ring for the company for the first time in eleven years. Even though he was brought back into the fold earlier this year to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and has been the Raw General Manager, it had reached a point where fans just assumed that Vince McMahon and Triple H didn’t think Angle should be wrestle anymore.
Thankfully those assumptions turned out to be untrue and at TLC Angle made his in-ring return as an honorary member of The Shield. That went well, and then the following month Angle captained Team Raw in a winning effort for a traditional Survivor Series ten-man elimination tag match. The culmination of that match up would suggest that Angle’s in ring return isn’t over quite yet either.
These latest memories and moments are just the latest in so so many across Kurt Angle’s career. He has been wrestling for almost 20 years and during a recent interview with The Wrestling Estate revealed that his biggest regret during those two decades was not taking a break from the business in 2003. “I would break my neck, have surgery and rush back to get back in action. Six months later, I broke it again. And then six months later I broke it again,” Angle explained. It’s what fueled his addiction to painkillers and put a lot of strain on himself, his family and even Vince McMahon.
Kurt Angle has broken his neck so many times over the course of both his amateur and professional wrestling careers that even he may have lost count. His neck was even broken when he won a gold medal. That’s why despite wrestling on the independent circuit shortly before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, it was understandable that the company were a little cautious when it came to letting him wrestle again.
Regrets aside, Kurt Angle has had an incredible wrestling career, and against all odds, it is not over yet. He may only be wrestling on an extremely part-time basis, but that is better than never wrestling for them again for both him and the fans. Here’s hoping that the GM wrestles plenty more matches yet for WWE and that they have something big lined up for him at WrestleMania 34.
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