WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle is undoubtedly one of the bst pro wrestlers to have ever graced the squared circle. He had a tremendous career in WWE, spanning multiple World Title runs and incredible matches. However, his body went through a lot of wear and tear over the years and Angle eventually burned out in 2006.
His longstanding battle with painkiller addiction took its toll on him and his relationship with Vince McMahon also suffered in 2006. While speaking on ‘The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle talked about his frautations with WWE around that time.
Angle then added that he use to send threatening messages to Vince McMahon as well.
“I was in bad shape. I had a lot of injuries. At one particular time, I had the neck injury, the shoulder, the abdominal; I had a torn abdominal muscle, a groin muscle, a hamstring. This is all at the same time. I was in really bad shape. And the painkiller problem wasn’t getting any better. So, I was in a state of turmoil, and even my relationship with Vince started dwindling, and it was getting more erratic. I was, you know, calling him, leaving him messages with threats. Just, I felt out of control. I was at a bad point in my life,
I just couldn’t keep myself together. I mean, that’s the main reason I left WWE in 2006. I just couldn’t keep my body together. My hamstring, my groin, my abdominal, shoulder, neck, everything was just; I was falling apart.”
Kurt Angle would make his way to TNA after leaving WWE in 2006 and made his WWE return back in 2017. Angle was fired from WWE last year as part of the COVID-19 budget cuts, but it seems we might be seeing him return to the company eventually.