Kurt Angle will undergo more neck surgery in 2024.
WWE legend Kurt Angle might be one of the greatest wrestlers the world has ever seen, but that success came at a price. Angle famously broke his neck ahead of the 1996 Olympics, and those problems continued throughout his career, with the veteran breaking his neck again on multiple occasions.
Since retiring, Angle has had both of his knees replaced, and undergone back surgery as he tried to improve his quality of life.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer opened up about his current struggles and revealed he’ll go under the knife again in early 2024.
“I have a lot of motor skill problems, but just so you know, I’m having neck surgery at the beginning of next year,” Angle said. “They’re gonna put in artificial disc replacements and it’s going to help these right here (his hands). I can’t really grab things and things always slip out of my hands and fall. I have horrible motor skills.
They said my arms, because they atrophied three inches each and I don’t have any muscle in here, this is completely flat (between his thumb and finger) There’s supposed to be muscle in there but it deteriorated. It atrophied. When I get these rubber discs or disc replacements, they’re going to open up the nerves so they can go down my arm so I have better circulation. The recovery time is two weeks.”
Kurt Angle Struggled With Retirement
During a recent interview, Kurt Angle admitted he struggled with retiring back in 2019. The former World Champion explained that his last match at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin wasn’t how he wanted to end his career. However, he knew he was struggling physically, so was left with little choice.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co