WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently discussed the incident that gave him his third broken neck.
Kurt Angle is one of the most athletically gifted wrestlers in WWE history, and one of the most iconic stars to come out of the Ruthless Aggression Era. He is known for his technical wrestling skills and his Olympic achievements.
Kurt Angle’s legendary wrestling career, unfortunately, took a massive toll on his body. He suffered a wide range of injuries over his career, many of which were neck and knee problems. Back issues have plagued him for his entire life, adding to the hardships of neck injuries.
Kurt Angle Talks Devastating Chair Shot From Brock Lesnar
During the latest episode of his podcast, Kurt Angle told the story of the chair shot from Brock Lesnar that broke his neck. This would be the third time in his life that Angle broke his neck. The following transcription has been provided by Fightful:
Well, what happened was Brock Lesnar hit me over the head with a chair, and he brought it. I mean, when I tell you he brought it, he really brought it. The thing is, me and Chris Benoit both got hit with a chair by Brock that night. Chris, before the match started, he told Brock, ‘Hey, swing sideways on my head because I had surgery on my neck, and I don’t want you to come over straight over the top.’ I didn’t tell Brock. So he hits Benoit sideways, and Benoit’s neck is okay. He goes over the top and hits me right on top of my head as hard as he could, and I broke — three broken vertebrae. I had bone chips in my neck, and I had two discs that slid into my spinal cord. So I kind of messed myself up again. This is the third time I broke my neck.
Angle was consequently written off of WWE television. He returned after several months at 2004’s Summerslam to face Eddie Guerrero.
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