WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle is still regarded as one of the best in-ring performers in pro wrestling history. However, his issues with substance abuse cost him dearly in a lot of ways.

While speaking on ‘The Kurt Angle Show’ podcast on AdFreeShows.com, Kurt Angle stated that The Rock helped pave the way for other WWE Superstars to transition into Hollywood.

Kurt Angle then revealed that he received various movie roles. However, his alcohol abuse issues and painkiller addiction ruined his chances in Hollywood.

“I got about eight movie roles, and I was doing pretty well, and from bad decisions I made in the past, like my painkiller problem and my drinking problem, I had four DUIs in five years. I wiped out my reputation, so Hollywood stopped calling. I spent the last seven years staying clean and sober, getting my reputation back, and I have done a pretty good job of it. You know, Rock definitely opened doors for other wrestlers.”

Thankfully, Angle would take control of his life and is now in a much better place and has been enjoying life after retirement from in-ring competition.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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