WWE News: Kurt Angle reveals his biggest regret
What's the story?
Kurt Angle is one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step into a WWE ring, in the company's history. However, even he has his fair share of regrets, to this day.
He was interviewed by The Wrestling Estate and asked his biggest regret. This one dates back all the way to 2003.
In case you didn't know...
Having won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996, Kurt Angle transitioned the momentum into a successful in-ring career between the ropes. However, he had his demons because of a variety of injuries that he sustained during his amazing career.
The injuries led Angle down a dark road of painkiller addiction. He's been clean for a long time now and is a man who has found new purpose in life as the General Manager of RAW. Kurt Angle wishes he could change one thing about his dark past, to this day.
The heart of the matter
Kurt Angle explained during the interview why he was addicted to painkillers:
I would break my neck, have surgery and rush back to get back in action. Six months later, I broke it again. And then six months later I broke it again. That fueled my painkiller addiction.
Soon after, he revealed the one thing he would change from his past, based on his previous confession:
So if I go back to the first time I broke my neck in 2003, I would take a long time off to get healed and ready. That’s my only regret. I put my family through a lot of pain. I also put Vince McMahon through a lot of pain. I was a hard kid to deal with back then.
We're glad that everything's worked out fine for you, Kurt!
Kurt Angle still does wrestle but has a much lighter schedule right now. He's faring well as an on-screen authority figure. He seems to be happier than ever, to be back in the WWE Universe.
Things in the rearview mirror sometimes come back to haunt us. However, it's better to soldier on, especially when good things are happening. Kurt Angle has a gorgeous wife, a beautiful family and we're certain a great future.
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