Will the farewell tour of Kurt Angle end on a bad note?
Former WWE star and current marquee attraction of TNA, Kurt Angle, is on a tour of the UK that is to be his swansong. But things took an unfortunate turn during his match with former WWE star Drew Galloway.
The 47-year-old apparently suffered a concussion shortly after the match began. The veteran however, braved it and finished the match. TNA medical staff examined him and pronounced him fit to wrestle before he went on to face Bobby Roode. Angle rounded off his farewell tour with a match against Bobby Lashley in Birmingham.
This tour caps off Angle’s decade-long career with TNA which began with a feud with Samoa Joe in 2006. During his tenure with the company, Angle accumulated six TNA World Heavyweight Championships, one TNA X Division Championship, two TNA Tag Team Championships and two King of the Mountain wins. He was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013.
His entry into TNA was contentious, as he had left a storied career in the WWE, prematurely according to some, because of incessant injuries and lack of recovery time. After winning the gold medal in Freestyle wrestling in the 1996 Olympics, Angle signed an 8-year contract with the WWE.
In that time, Angle claimed almost every belt in the company and was named the ‘Greatest Shoot Wrestler Ever’ in 2006, the year he parted ways with the WWE.