WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has discussed his road to recovery following knee surgery and says his legs are stronger now than before going under the knife.
Spending two decades at the top of the wrestling business inevitably took a toll on the body of multi-time World Champion Kurt Angle. Now, he has finally dealt with one nagging injury, having undergone double knee replacement surgery on May 24th, 2022.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show – courtesy of AdFreeShows – the Olympic gold medallist explained that he feels he’s almost back to full health several months earlier than expected:
“It’s six and a half months from the surgery, and I’m almost fully recovered. It usually takes 9 to 12 months, but I’m there. I’m really happy. My legs are stronger now than they were before surgery. They don’t want me to run yet. Probably in another month or two, I’ll start running again, but I’m not allowed to run very far. I can’t run more than two miles.”
Kurt Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2017 and returned to the company the night after WrestleMania 33. He served as General Manager until August 2018 and had his final WWE match against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Angle was back on WWE television on SmackDown in Pittsburgh where he celebrated his birthday by giving Alpha Academy a milk bath.