Kurt Angle is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Angle’s in-ring skills were top-notch, and he possessed a great personality. Kurt Angle recently revealed that he fought with a torn muscle at TLC in 2017.
Kurt Angle recently reflected on his 2017 WWE in-ring comeback on the most recent episode of his Kurt Angle podcast. The Olympic Hero teamed up with Seth Rollins, Jon Moxley, and Dean Ambrose to defeat Kane, The Bar, Miz, and Braun Strowman at the company’s TLC pay per view. Angle revealed that he went into the match with a torn muscle in his quad.
Yes [I was wondering how my body would hold up at TLC 2017]. When I was G.M. for six months, didn’t do anything, nothing in the ring. No cardio work. I also had a torn muscle in my quad and I was nursing that. So I went into there with an injury and also not sure of how my conditioning was gonna be and when I went in there, it wasn’t too bad. I was able to protect my leg and I actually did pretty well in the match. I didn’t do anything crazy. You know, Vince McMahon told me specifically, ‘You’re not jumping off of anything and diving through a table. You just do what you do.’ So I knew I didn’t have to do that stuff anymore so it was pretty cool.
Kurt said that Vince McMahon was quite proud of how the match came off. “Vince [McMahon] loved it, he absolutely loved it [TLC match with Kurt, Seth Rollins & Jon Moxley]. He was excited about it. He gave us all a hug, he said, ‘Great job. You guys nailed it tonight. Thank you. They did [give me something a little extra pay-wise]. I got paid handsomely for that match.”
Kurt Angle proved that he still has pro wrestling in his veins, no matter what. We will have to wait and see whether the WWE Hall of Famer will make his return to WWE television somewhere down the line or not.
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