Kurt Angle Provides Update Following Double Knee Surgery
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle shared a positive update on his condition following double knee replacement surgery on May 24th.
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.
Following the procedure, the WWE Hall of Famer took to Twitter to give a positive update on his condition in a video from his hospital bed. Angle said that knows rehab will be difficult but 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 joined WWE in 1998 and made his in-ring debut at Survivor Series 1999. In one of the most impressive rookie years in pro wrestling history, Angle became Intercontinental Champion, European Champion, won King of the Ring, and then became the WWE Champion when he defeated The Rock at No Mercy in 2000. After a successful run in WWE, Kurt Angle left the company in August 2006, going on to sign with TNA – now IMPACT Wrestling.
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.
H/T to Inside the Ropes for the above transcription.