WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has not returned to pro wrestling since his release, but that didn’t stop WWE from offering him a role. He is certainly one of the best pro wrestlers to have ever graced the squared circle. He had a tremendous career in WWE, spanning multiple World Title runs and incredible matches.

Kurt Angle appeared in the 2011 film Warrior and also appeared in other films in Hollywood. Many fans believed he was going to be a breakout star in Hollywood, but that was not the case.

While speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle explained why his Hollywood career ended. His issues with substance abuse cost him dearly in a lot of ways as it led to Hollywood cutting ties with him.

“I actually thought I’d have a great opportunity. I think what happened with me was I was doing movies. I did Warrior, I did Dylan Dog, I was a small part in Pain & Gain with The Rock, started doing movies but my behavior with the alcohol and the DUIs got me into a little bit of a bind with Hollywood [laughs].


So, they stopped calling and I’ve been spending the last eight or nine years trying to gain my reputation back so that Hollywood would start to call me back again. It’s just one of those things that I dug myself into a hole and I have to get myself out of it.”

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.

h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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