Kurt Angle gave his body to pro wrestling for years. The WWE Hall of Famer forged a path for others to follow, and now he is sadly paying the price for it. Although he’s had several surgeries through the years to correct issues that he suffered in the ring, he’s not done at all.

The Kurt Angle Show podcast, Kurt Angle spoke about his surgery experiences. He also revealed that he will have to go under the knife again.

“I hope my doctor is not listening to this. The day I got out of the hospital after my surgery, I when and worked out. I was supposed to take six weeks off, but I never stopped working out. I worked out the day of my surgery, the day after that, and the day after that. What I did is, I did a lot of stuff sitting so I wouldn’t affect my back, because they told me I couldn’t carry more than five pounds. Now, I was lifting more than five pounds, and I think that I probably didn’t listen to them in that aspect, but I wasn’t literally carrying it while I was walking. I was sitting while I was lifting. So I did leg presses sitting down. I did my bench press sitting down. I did my military press sitting down. Everything I did was sitting down, so I took care of my back, but I didn’t want to miss my workouts.”

Kurt Angle is still dealing with pain in his back, but it’s not unmanageable. He is satisfied with the results he’s seen through surgery at this time either way.


“I’m good, not too bad. I still have pain in my lower back, but I don’t have pain running down my legs anymore. They kicked that, but the pain in my back is still there. It’s unfortunate, but I can deal with this. I couldn’t deal with the pain going down my legs. So, I’m happy with the surgery.”

Kurt Angle says that his next surgery will probably go down in 2024. That being said, he hasn’t been able to really play with his kids in the way that he wanted to.

“The crazy thing is I haven’t been able to really play with them the way I want to because I had my knees replaced and my back surgery. Before that, it was all bothering me. I was really messed up. My neck is messed up. Next is my neck surgery. I’m probably going to have fusion next year. Hopefully, that’ll help my body, and eventually, I’ll be able to play with my kids. My knees — I’ve been able to come out of that pretty good. So once my back heals, I’ll start being able to play with my kids, throw them around the pool, carry them on my back, doing that kind of stuff. I want to be like a real father to my kids.”

Kurt Angle might have bid his in-ring career farewell, but he left a lot of memories in the squared circle. Only time will tell what’s next for him, but he will certainly have fans who respect and appreciate him for the rest of his career.

What’s your take on Kurt Angle’s time in WWE? Do you really want to see another run? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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