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5 WWE Superstars who have come back from rehab to find success

Addiction is unfortunately common place in the world of pro wrestling, but some Superstars fight back and overcome their demons.


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Goldust makes his entrance

The life of a WWE Superstar can be a surprisingly hard one. It's not all about performing and doing what you love in front of thousands of people every Monday night on Raw. There is a certain amount of physical, mental and emotional wear and tear that comes with the job.

Pro wrestlers can be on the road for as many as 300 days a year, constantly travelling the world putting their bodies on the line every night. It's understandable that some may turn to drink or even drugs to take the edge off the non-stop life that they lead.

Naturally, there are occasions when taking the edge off can become more than that. It can turn into an addiction. Sadly, that has been commonplace in the world of professional wrestling. However, here are a few uplifting tales of Superstars that have come back from the brink in terms of addiction.


#5 Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle shaves Big Show's head
Kurt Angle shaves Big Show's head

Kurt Angle's drug and substance problems are well documented. They're a chapter in Kurt's life that the Olympic gold medallist doesn't shy away from. It ultimately led to his first stay with WWE coming to an end and the problems didn't stop there.

Following his departure from WWE Kurt was charged with driving under the influence a number of times. Angle would take handfuls of painkillers and drink alcohol in an attempt to numb the pain caused by the build-up of injuries over his career.

It wasn't until 2013 that Kurt checked himself into rehab. Thankfully, he came to his senses and returned to WWE in 2017. Not only that but the Olympic hero also returned to in-ring competition at the same year's TLC pay-per-view.

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