It’s also heartbreaking to see one of your favorite wrestlers hang up their boots, and at WrestleMania 35 Kurt Angle wrestled his retirement match when he was defeated by Baron Corbin. Even though Angle retired following WrestleMania he has received offers to return to the ring.
Recently Kurt Angle had both of his knees replaced, but he told the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling that he just wanted to get them done so he can move forward with his life.
“Well, you know, usually you have one at a time because it’s — you’re gonna be destabilized. So with me, the thing is, I wanted to get them out of the way. I just wanted to get them done and move forward with my life and not have to worry about the other down the road. I can walk around. I’m still in a lot of pain, though.”
When asked if he underwent double knee surgery with the intention of returning to the ring Kurt said, “My knees were shot. I had to have them done. I didn’t have a choice. Now with the knee replacements, no. I’m not going to mess these knees up.”
The Hall of Famer was asked if he thinks he could compete and he added, “I have no idea, I don’t. I’m not going to try. No.”
Kurt Angle has previously confirmed that he’s turned down offers from AEW and Impact Wrestling, and it seems that fans who want to seem him return will just have to make peace with his career being over.