Angle details bizarre meeting with Vince McMahon to force WWE exit

Kurt Angle has revealed details of a strange meeting with Vince McMahon in the lead up to his departure from WWE in 2006.

While Angle did eventually make a triumphant return back in 2017, the Hall of Famer spent more than a decade away after an unbelievable eight-year run starting in 1998. Unfortunately, an accumulation of injuries combined with some personal issues facilitated his departure from the company.

Kurt had previously made it clear to McMahon that he was going through some tough times but after repeatedly failing to get his attention, he took matters into his own hands, as he noted during a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show.

“I said before I started lashing out at Vince,” he said.

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“Vince was ignoring me which made me even more angrier and I would leave him threatening messages on his answering machine on his cellphone. It just got so far out of control that eventually I had to go to Vince and say we need to have a talk. 

“I just came from an event and I went to a meeting and I pulled my pants down, it was a production meeting Vince was in the front and everybody else was in the back, I walked in between them and pulled my pants down to my ankles and I showed Vince my groin. 

“It was all black and blue. It was an abdominal tear, a groin tear and a hamstring tear, all three in the same time and all the blood just rushed to my leg and my groin.”

Angle’s in-ring career came to an end at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 when he lost to Baron Corbin. Then, just over one year later, he left the company after turning down an offer to be Matt Riddle’s manager. Angle himself though, has hinted at a potential return at some point in the future, though it’s unclear in what capacity that would be.

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