Kurt Angle: "I suffer every day, but I refuse to take painkillers"

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Kurt Angle: "I suffer every day, but I refuse to take painkillers"

The life of a pro-wrestler is probably one of the most difficult lives an athlete can face, especially if that athlete worked in the WWE rings between the 90s and 2000s, where injuries, drugs, anabolics and everything that is harmful to our body, were on the agenda.

In addition to all these banned and absolutely harmful substances for the human body, the way of wrestling has also changed considerably in recent years. If once seeing straight headshots in the head was the order of the day, as seeing more headshots of wrestlers was truly entertaining and common in WWE rings, for a few years now, WWE would have banned such maneuvers, given that many athletes of that period of its history have had significant health problems related to the continuous trauma suffered to the head, neck and all sensitive areas of our body.

One of the most massacred athletes from a thirty-year career, was also Kurt Angle, first amateur wrestler and then pro-wrestler, who also fought in an Olympic edition with a fractured neck, his weak point since those times.

In his very latest episode of the Kurt Angle Show, the WWE Hall of Famer of the McMahon family wanted to tell about his current situation with his body and all the pain he feels after a devastating career like his. He said: "I feel extreme pain every single day.

I do rehabilitations for my whole body all day. I do neck pull-ups. I do a therapy called 'Iron Neck', where you have to train the neck. I also have the anti-gravity machine for shooting. I do stretching. I do a lot of weight lifting.

I work on my body at least 2-3 hours a day. I must do it. Otherwise I'm done. I sacrificed my body for professional wrestling and amateur wrestling. I have to blame both sports, not just one. And now I'm paying for it, but I can still control it.

I had a problem with painkillers and took them out 8 years ago now. Not taking any kind of painkillers anymore is very difficult, but I will never go back to that stuff, nor do I want to. I will continue to work on my body, exercising every day and doing everything I do now."

Hell in a Cell results!

Here what happened in the WWE PPV Hell in a Cell, held on 20/6/2021 at the WWE Thunderdome (Yuengling Center) in Tampa, Florida. Women's Match: Natalya (w / Tamina) beats Mandy Rose (w / Dana Brooke) Women's Hell in a Cell Match for the SmackDown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair beats Bayley (Bianca remains champion) Single Match: Seth Rollins beats Cesaro Women's Match: Alexa Bliss beats Shayna Baszler (w / Nia Jax & Reginald) Single Match: Sami Zayn beats Kevin Owens Women's Match for the Raw Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair beats Rhea Ripley (via DQ) (Rhea remains champion) Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (w / MVP) beats Drew McIntyre (Lashley remains champion) Show Notes: The duo titles of SmackDown, Raw and female were not defended in the PPV.

US and Intercontinental stocks were not defended in the PPV. They showed a recap of the Hell in a Cell held in SmackDown between Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio valid for the Universal Championship after a brutal clash the Tribal Chief was the winner of the contest.