The Crucifix: The Death of Kurt Angle

Oh it’s true, it’s damn true, Kurt Angle will die within the next 2 years. I’m not a sadist. I don’t wish ill will on Angle. In truth, I love Kurt Angle and everything he has brought to the table for professional and amateur wrestling. But at the end of the day, he was released for a reason: to save him. TNA just put a nail in his coffin.

The whole situation in reminiscent of someone: Eddie Guerrero.

Eddie was released by WWE after his DUI and the fact that he became a mess, even at work. Dean Malenko felt compelled, along with Chris Benoit, to talk to Jim Ross because he didn’t want to find out one morning that his “friend was dead in some hotel room.”

After his release, Eddie got clean, worked the independents and made his way back to WWE where, sadly, he would be found dead in a hotel room, years of abuse having messed with his heart so bad that it was only a matter of time.

Fast-forward 1 year…1 YEAR and Kurt Angle is in the same situation. Addicted. A life in shambles. WWE releases him to send a message, not wash their hands. They release him for his own good.

Angle puts out some press releases about his love for the sport, WWE, and his fans. He hints at taking a shot at MMA. We hear he has gained some weight and is doing better. Then we see this on

The same roided, near psychotic Kurt Angle that we have been watching degenerate in front of our very eyes for the past year. And what do we do? We applaud. Like fools. We, as fans, hammer another nail in his coffin by begging him back.

Like it or not, WWE did him a favor. TNA took that favor and this man’s very life and said “Screw it, we’re building a company here.” For that, they should be ashamed.

Yes, TNA has a lighter schedule. But if they grow, so will the dates they perform. The first person on the plane will be Kurt Angle, and he’ll be bringing his pharmacist with him.

Kurt said this to TNA:

“Being with TNA feels like I found my home,” Kurt Angle commented. “TNA will be the most watched show on cable TV — it’s just a matter of time. Thank you TNA for saving my career, my life and my desire to do what I love.”

No Kurt, thank them for leaving two children without a father. Thank them for the mahogany box you will be laying in.

Thank you, TNA.

Karen Angle, good luck.

Kurt Angle, God Bless.


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