WWE News: Kurt Angle explains why his leg was heavily taped at Survivor Series
What's the story?
Kurt Angle's leg was taped up pretty well during his match at Survivor Series and The Olympic Hero opened up on Facebook about why his leg looked like he started to dress himself up like a mummy but stopped at his mid-thigh.
In case you didn't know...
During the main event of the 2017 Survivor Series, the men from Team Raw and SmackDown took on each other in a classic elimination style match. This contest was full of unexpected moments and had plenty of twists, but one thing a lot of people paid attention to was the fact that Kurt Angle's leg was heavily taped up.
Dave Meltzer pointed this out in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and even said Angle's leg appeared to "buckle" during the match. Angle didn't do a whole lot in retrospect except for a few key spots either. Some fans were worried and feared the worst mostly due to Kurt Angle's history of injuries and working through the pain.
The heart of the matter
During a recent Facebook Q&A, Kurt Angle opened up the floor for his fans to ask him some questions. One person asked The Olympic Hero why his leg was so heavily taped during his match at Survivor Series. His response gave fans little to worry about because as it turns out, he just overtrained for the match.
"Leg is ok. I tore a muscle in it doing wind sprints 2 days before PPV. It's okay though. I feel good and should be 100% in a week."
Another interesting question came when he was asked what it felt like standing nose to nose with Triple H once again in the ring and his reply seemed like there could be some very cool things in store.
"Yes. It felt like 2000 all over again. I'm looking forward to what's ahead!".
Hopefully, Kurt Angle's torn leg muscles can heal by the time he steps back in the ring. He could very well have a few amazing WrestleMania moments to come by the time all is said and done.
Now that he's clean, healthy, and happy, the future is looking bright for Angle.
Whether or not Kurt Angle was downplaying his injury is a matter of his own personal business. I just hope he's able to keep himself healthy enough so he can perform every now and then and not overdo it.
Because as awesome as it would be to have Angle wrestle every month or even every week, it's unnecessary.
Besides, I would much rather have four amazing Kurt Angle matches a year for the next five years than see him wrestle every chance he gets for a year and a half. Becuase who knows how much more damage he would want to put his body through?
He loves the business which is why Angle's still doing what he's doing. But he also deserves to get to a point where he can take a break or eventually retire altogether. Let's just hope that's not anytime soon.