Kurt Angle recently spoke about threatening Vince McMahon. Kurt Angle is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the most legendary WWE superstars of all time. However, Kurt Angle actually had to deal with painkiller addiction at one time in his life.
Due to his addiction, he actually threatened Vince McMahon once. He spoke about it on his official podcast.
Kurt Angle Speaks About Threatening Vince McMahon in The Past
“Up until 2006 we were pretty close but my behavior became erratic,” Angle said.
“I started behaving out of control, sending Vince text messages threatening to beat him up. I had the painkiller problem that nobody knew about, I was injured so much and I couldn’t take any time off because a lot of the other talent were injured, a lot of the top guys.
I was kind of there to keep the product intact and mentally I was just losing it. I was texting Vince more and more and he wouldn’t respond and that pissed me off even more. After I joined ECW it got even worse”. “[I sent those texts] because he wouldn’t get back to me.
I understand why now, I wasn’t making any sense. When I went to a meeting with Vince after I decided to leave after ECW 2006, he had a whole list of text messages and I’m reading these saying ‘Gosh, I don’t remember texting this.’ It was really graphic, ‘I’m going to beat the sh** out of you.’ Some of the texts didn’t make sense, I was probably high on painkillers when I was sending them, it was just ridiculous.
I was in awe, I remember looking at these texts going holy crap, I don’t remember saying any of this stuff. It was just a bad situation”. Kurt Angle actually left the WWE in 2006 to deal with his problems. Kurt then had a seriously long stint at TNA, which is now known as Impact Wrestling.
Kurt Angle returned to WWE in 2017. He was immediately placed into the WWE Hall of Fame and then became a General Manager before becoming a full-time WWE performer again. He retired a couple of years ago. Kurt Angle is still regarded as one of the best superstars of all time.
He fought some of WWE’s best stars. In fact, many people believe that he will still return to the ring for one last match if he gets a very good deal.