Wednesday, 6 Jul 2022

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has both knees replaced in gruelling double surgery

WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medallist Kurt Angle has shared news of a gruelling recent surgery that saw both of his knees replaced.

The 53-year-old professional wrestler has had his fair share of injuries and surgery strains over the years, and his most recent appears to have been a double knee surgery.

The four-time WWE Champion revealed he had recently gone under the knife, with the star taking to Twitter to air his thanks to well wishing fans.

He also said that he was determined to get through the rehab stage of his recovery.

The former Olympic athlete tweeted: "Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes for my 2 knee replacement surgeries today. So far so good.

"I realize rehab is going to be a b**ch, but I'm ready for it. If I won a gold medal with a broken freakin' neck, I can handle this! Lol. It's true!!!! Thank you all!!!!"

Angle retired from professional wrestling in April 2019, marking one final match at Wrestlemania in a losing effort to Baron Corbin.

But he spoke of the physical toll the business had taken on him back in June 2021.

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The undefeated Olympic wrestler said: "I'm in extreme pain all day long. I do maintenance on my body all day, I do my neck traction. I have a thing called the iron neck. I have anti-gravity machine rollers.

"I stretch, I do a lot of weight training, I work on my body 2-3 hours a day. I have to. I'm so banged up now, I sacrificed a lot of my body in professional wrestling and amateur wrestling.

"I have to blame both sports, not just one. I'm paying for it now, but I'm managing it."

Since his retirement from wrestling, WhatCulture reported that Angle is working on his own company, BarnDad Innovative Nutrition.

Alongside his nutrition business, the WWE and TNA legend also hosts his own podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, where he talks to other legends of the business about iconic matches and moments.

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