Sources: Yahoo, Twitter
As we reported previously TNA Impact Wrestling star and former Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle had to drop his bid to make the next Olympic team due to a knee injury. Kurt and TNA President Dixie Carter both commented on he disappointing turn of events in an interview and on Twitter.
Kurt Angle: “I feel like it was a waste of time,” Angle said by phone Thursday. ”Here I am, at the 11:30 hour, and I get the worst injury I’ve gotten in the last year. I’ve had four or five injuries, but I’ve worked around them. This one, I can’t work around. There’s no way around it.
We have such incredible, awesome competition, that with my MCL injury, they would have torn me apart. In amateur wrestling, I have no control over what’s going to happen to me. My No. 1 priority is TNA Wrestling. With TNA, I can work around my injuries and still have a five-star match.
I really thought that I had a legitimate shot of at least making the team, or being an Olympic alternate. At 43, no one’s ever done it. I had that opportunity. I had that shot.”
Dixie Carter: “I am heartbroken for Kurt. His commitment to making the Olympic team was unreal. But that’s the kind of athlete he is.”