A wrestler must be in great shape both physically and emotionally to compete and win professionally. Age slows even the greatest wrestlers down. Wrestling professionally is one of the toughest jobs of the world! Professional wrestlers that work for big promotions need to compete almost every single week.
Taking bumps again and again can cause damage to various body parts! Wrestlers that cross 40 years of age find it difficult to compete in the ring. A wrestler’s body starts losing its ability to heal quickly after the wrestler crosses 40.
Since wrestling requires a wrestler to take massive amounts physical abuse, most wrestlers retire after they turn 40. The most resilient ones continue to wrestle, and figure out a way to deal with injuries. Kurt Angle is a WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist!
He debuted years ago in the WWE and has worked with TNA as well (now Impact Wrestling). He has spent most of his career in the WWE and has won prestigious WWE titles during his time with the company. Kurt Angle is nearly 50 years of age, and he himself admitted that he can’t perform as well as he used to.
He announced this week on RAW that he will wrestle his final match at WrestleMania 35. He also competed at this week’s RAW and won against Apollo Crews. Kurt Angle is without doubt one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time.