Kurt Angle Admits To Being 'In Extreme Pain All Day Long'
The result of over 20 years of wrestling...
Over twenty years of both professional and amateur wrestling have left Kurt Angle feeling 'in extreme pain' each and every day.
Angle started amateur wrestling at the age of seven, going on to win an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1996 Games, before transitioning into professional wrestling in 1998.
The WWE Hall Of Famer has enjoyed a storied career, but not one without its fair share of injuries, and Angle has admitted the result of which has left him feeling in agony every day.
Answering a fan question during an episode of The Kurt Angle Show (via AdFreeShows.com), he said: "I’m in extreme pain all day long. I do maintenance on my body all day. I do my neck traction. I have a thing called the Iron Neck, where it trains your neck. I have anti-gravity machine rollers. I stretch. I do a lot of weight training.
"I work on my body a good two-three hours a day. I have to. I’m so banged up now. I sacrificed a lot of my body in professional wrestling, and amateur wrestling. I have to blame both sports, not just one. I’m paying for it now, but I’m managing it."
The 52-year-old has previously battled addiction and added that, no matter how bad the pain gets, he will not go back to taking painkillers.
"I had a painkiller problem, and I kicked that eight years ago. Not having painkillers anymore is really difficult, but I’m never going back to those, nor do I want to. I’m going to keep doing my body maintenance training, and doing what I’m doing right now."