Kurt Angle has shared an fascinating story about how Brock Lesnar and a metal chair led to Angle breaking his neck but once more.
The WWE Corridor of Famer Kurt Angle is aware of rather a lot about neck accidents. When Angle received the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996 he did so with a damaged neck. It was an unbelievable efficiency that added to Angle’s legacy as a troublesome man. Throughout his professional wrestling profession, Angle usually referenced to it by bragging about profitable a gold medal with a “damaged freakin’ neck.”
Throughout his WWE profession run, Angle broke his neck in 2003 previous to WrestleMania 19. It occurred in a match the place he took a bump right into a turnbuckle. It almost price him his spot within the WrestleMania 19 fundamental occasion when he misplaced the WWE Title to Brock Lesnar. After WrestleMania, Angle had neck surgical procedure and was again in a number of months.
On a latest episode of the Kurt Angle Present podcast, Angle spoke about his third damaged neck. It occurred in late 2003 when Angle was working with Brock Lesnar, a metal chair was concerned and Angle damage his neck once more.
“Properly, what occurred was Brock Lesnar hit me over the top with a chair, and he introduced it. I imply, after I let you know he introduced it, he actually introduced it. The factor is, me and Chris Benoit each bought hit with a chair by Brock that night time. Chris, earlier than the match began, he instructed Brock, ‘Hey, swing sideways on my head as a result of I had surgical procedure on my neck, and I don’t need you to return over straight excessive.’”
“I didn’t inform Brock. So he hits Benoit sideways, and Benoit’s neck is okay. He goes excessive and hits me proper on high of my head as exhausting as he might, and I broke — three damaged vertebrae. I had bone chips in my neck, and I had two discs that slid into my spinal cord. So I sort of messed myself up once more. That is the third time I broke my neck.”
This injury triggered Angle to overlook about six weeks and he was again in motion going into the 2004 Royal Rumble.
WWE followers which have missed Kurt Angle will get to see him tonight on the thirtieth Anniversary of Uncooked from Philadelphia.