WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle has revealed the sad news that his brother Eric has been diagnosed with cancer.
Angle had previously informed the world that Eric Angle was in need of a kidney transplant and now has provided an update on his brother’s condition, and it’s not good news. The Olympic gold medallist revealed that doctors treating his brother have found cancer in Eric’s left kidney.
Kurt Angle has now taken to social media to plead for a donor for his brother after finding out that he was not a match himself:
After posting about my brother Eric last month, sadly we even have more terrible news. The doctors recently found cancer in my brother’s left kidney. It is imperative that we find a kidney donor ASAP. We are literally racing against time. As I stated before my brother and best friend in this whole world Eric, is in need of a kidney transplant.
Obviously, it goes without saying how huge of an ask this is, however, if there is by chance a selfless individual out there willing to give Eric a second chance at life please go to livingdonorreg.upmc.com to register.
Eric is my older brother by one year and we have grown up like twins our whole lives. We are often confused for being one another when we are out and about. Needless to say we are very close. Eric has been married for 16 years to his wife Felicia. They have two step children together along with a pet Bulldog named Libby.
I have been tested recently and I have been told I am not a match so I am trying to do my part in finding a way to get Eric new lease on life. So if anyone is willing to help, appreciation and gratitude are expressed. For those who have inquired and was not matched, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I have no words to express my gratitude. If you would like more information on how to become a hero, a living donor, please visit upmc.com/livingdonorkidney to learn more.
Thank you and God Bless!
The Angle Family
Eric Angle initially signed with WWE in the year 2000 several months after Kurt had debuted for the company. Eric first appeared at that year’s Survivor Series helping his younger brother to retain his WWE Championship.
Off the back of this initial foray, Eric signed a developmental contract with the company, joining OVW. However, save from a couple of appearances on SmackDown, again helping his brother, the elder Angle was unable to follow in Kurt’s footsteps. Eric was released by WWE in 2003.
Everybody at Inside The Ropes sends their thoughts and best wishes to the entire Angle family at this difficult time. Visit upmc.com/livingdonorkidney to find out more about becoming a living organ donor.