WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle underwent double knee surgery today. Later, he released a positive update on his condition.
Angle is a WWE Champion and an Olympic hero. The years of tedious physical work takes an unavoidable toll on the body and that is what happened with Angle. After decades of wrestling, he had to undergo a double knee surgery replacement.
Kurt Angle’s Instagram Post After Surgery
After the successful surgery, he took to Instagram to let his 1.6 million supporters that he was doing well. He started the post with a note of gratitude “Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes for my 2 knee replacement surgeries today.”
He further mentioned “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!!!!”
The caption was accompanied by a video of him smiling in a hospital bed. In the video, he thanked people for their prayers and said that his legs were numb due to the epidural. He also said that he was willing to put in the work to get back to where he was.
The post has gotten 247,000 plays and over 2,800 positive and encouraging comments wishing him a speedy recovery.
More About Kurt Angle
Angle won the Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling in Atlanta in 1996. Not many people know that he did it with a broken neck!
Two years later, he joined World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He debuted with Survivor Series in 1999. In under a year, he went on to become the European Champion, Intercontinental Champion, and won his first King of the Ring. He won the WWE Championship in the same year after defeating The Rock at No Mercy 2000.
After a successful stint in the WWE world, he left the company in 2006, later he joined WWE’s rival, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
He did, however, come back home to WWE in 2017. This was shortly after he got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He made his return to WWE one night after Wrestlemania 23. Angle’s role was that of a manager till August 2018.
Angle wrestled his final match in Wrestlemania 35. It was against Baron Corbin. Overall, he has won 21 championships and is a 13-time world champion.
He is the only pro-wrestler to date who has won the WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Championship, the WCW Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, and the IGF’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Angle Might Need More Surgeries
All this has taken a toll on Angle’s health. Although he is in good shape physically, he might need neck surgery. The 53-year-old has complained of pain and numbness in his neck. Therefore, he suspects that a neck fusion surgery might be a possibility in future.
For now, the champion will be focusing on rehab and his road to recovery after the surgery. Fans are hopeful that he will share some moments along the way with them through social media.