After undergoing double knee replacement surgery today, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle shared a positive update on his condition.
Being an Olympic Hero and a multi-time WWE Champion doesn’t come without taking a toll on one’s body, and after decades in the wrestling business, Kurt Angle has had to undergo a double knee replacement.
Taking to social media after the procedure, the WWE Hall of Famer provided a positive update on his condition in a video from his hospital bed, noting that rehab will be difficult but that he’s doing well and in great spirits.
“Hey, this is your Olympic Hero Kurt Angle, and I’m in the hospital right now because I just had knee replacements done this morning, and I’m feeling pretty good right now, but my legs are numb because of the epidural. So, I know I have a long road ahead of me, and I’m willing to work very hard to get back to where I was before. I want to thank all of you for all of your support and your wishes and prayers for my surgery, and I really do appreciate it. God bless you all.”
Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes for my 2 knee replacement surgeries today. So far so good. I realize rehab is going to be a bitch, but I’m ready for it. If I won a gold medal with a broken freakin neck, I can handle this! Lol. It’s true!!!! Thank you all!!!! pic.twitter.com/xwUX6fPC80
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) May 24, 2022
Kurt Angle signed with the WWE in 1998 and made his on-screen debut at Survivor Series in 1999. Within the first year after his debut, he became Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, won King of the Ring, and won his first WWE Championship when he defeated The Rock at No Mercy in 2000. After a successful run in WWE, Kurt Angle left the company in August of 2006, after which he began to work for TNA.
Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April of 2017 and returned to the company the night after WrestleMania 33. He served as General Manager until August of 2018 and wrestled his final WWE match against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
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