WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has revealed he will never be lacing up the boots again due to his recent surgery.
WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has recently undergone a double knee surgery, which he has confirmed will bring an end to his professional wrestling career.
Of course, the Olympic Gold medalist did officially have his final match at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin, with WWE building up that fact ahead of time, with Angle having a final run against a variety of wrestlers on the run towards that match against the likes of Chad Gable and Samoa Joe.
However, in wrestling, the popular phrase is “never say never,” particularly when it comes to retirements, with plenty of wrestlers having made a return over the years after claiming they were done, and that always led to questions regarding Angle, even if he had competed on the independent scene again rather than WWE, especially after he showed himself in great shape recently.
His final run in the ring didn’t quite live up to the hopes that most fans had, with Angle himself admitting he had hoped to wrestle first and then go into a role like the Raw General Manager, but the company ended up going in the opposite direction.
The WWE Hall Of Famer recently spoke with the Two-Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast about his recent surgery, and why he doesn’t plan on stepping into the ring again to potentially risk his two new knees.
“My knees were shot. I had to have them done. I didn’t have a choice,” Angle said. “Now with the knee replacements, no. I’m not going to mess these knees up.” (h/t to Fightful)
The double knee surgery was a major operation for Angle to undertake, but for him, it was important to get it done as soon as possible so he could begin moving on from that situation.
“Well, you know, usually you have one at a time because it’s — you’re gonna be destabilized. So with me, the thing is, I wanted to get them out of the way. I just wanted to get them done and move forward with my life and not have to worry about the other down the road,” he said. “I can walk around. I’m still in a lot of pain, though.”
Angle is now focused on his road to recovery to get back to being able to walk comfortably again, while he will no doubt continue to make appearances in the wrestling world down the line in a non-wrestling capacity.