Kurt Angle had a storied and successful wrestling career, but it came at a steep price. He entered the pro wrestling business already somewhat damaged given the broken neck he suffered during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
And as the years went on he suffered more injuries, both to his neck and to other parts of his body.
Because of that, Angle has had many surgeries to try and mitigate any more long-term pain and damage to his body.
His most recent surgery announcement got plenty of attention from longtime fans because Angle had said many times before about how he was experiencing so much pain in different places.
However, things appear to be going in a more positive direction for Angle after his most recent procedure.
Kurt Angle shows optimism following most recent surgery
On an episode of his Kurt Angle show podcast, Angle said his initial reaction was good because he doesn’t feel any back pain, which is something that had been plaguing him for years.
“I think it actually worked. I don’t know yet, but I don’t have the pain going down my legs, so the operation definitely worked.”
Additionally, Kurt Angle is hoping for further recovery going forward.
“I’m hoping that the pain in my back will subside, and hopefully it will in the next few days and then I’ll feel really good about it. The doctor did a great job. He really did. I was having problems with my legs and the nerves going down my legs and that’s all gone, so I’m good with that.”
Kurt Angle suffered from immense pain during his first WWE run, most of which stemmed from his many surgeries. This also led to an alleged substance abuse issue which led to his release from his WWE contract in 2006.
That being said, he would still be open to one more retirement match, but only if it were to be something very specific.
h/t WrestlingNews.co for the transcription