On March 6, 2007, the Sports Illustrated website reported that Kurt Angle's name, along with that of other sportsmen from different disciplines, was found in the customer database of a Florida health club suspected to be the sorting center for illegal substances for improving physical performance.
The piece states that Angle would receive two prescriptions for trenbolone and one for nandrolone, both anabolic steroids, between October 2004 and February 2005. Angle promptly countered the accusations by recalling the serious problems with the vertebrae of the neck that have plagued him during his career and that if he has taken these substances it is only because he was prescribed by the doctors who were treating him.
Kurt Angle was arrested on September 28, 2007, by police in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on charges of drunk driving; the arrest was carried out following a phone call from a woman who risked having a car accident with Angle as she exited a restaurant.
The officers who arrested the wrestler specified that Angle was subjected to a test to measure the degree of drunkenness and at the same time refused to undergo a blood test. Kurt Angle opened up on the topic during the latest edition of 'Ask Kurt Anything' on AdFreeShows.com.
The Olympic gold medalist was quick to name Paul Wight, fka The Big Show. Angle revealed that even though Wight is three years younger than him, the AEW star was like a "grandpa" behind the scenes. Kurt Angle recalled that Paul Wight took great care of the talent and was the go-to guy for the best advice.
Kurt Angle on The Big Show
"Big Show. He was, you know, even though he is a couple of years younger to me, he was more like a father figure. The Big Show was, he was like your grandpa. You'd listen to him. He had great advice.
He took care of you, he drove you around, made sure you are okay. A very caring individual. For as big and badass as he is, he is one of the nicest guys in the world. Just incredibly generous," Kurt Angle said. Paul Wight joined AEW in February this year.
He has since been at the forefront of AEW Dark: Elevation, the company's latest YouTube offering. The former WWE Champion has also taken up commentary duties on Monday nights. He has done an impressive job during the five episodes that have aired thus far.
Kurt Angle's comments about Paul Wight prove why the giant star is a rewarding signing for AEW. The 49-year-old Wight is an ideal mentor for several up-and-coming talents in All Elite Wrestling, most of whom get featured on Dark.