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Kurt Angle was recently interviewed on The LAW: Live Audio Wrestling on a number of topics, including his upcoming WWE Hall of Fame induction of which he was asked who will be inducting him, he responded:
“I was going to lose my family, I was going to lose my beautiful wife, Giovanna and my kid. I knew after my fourth DUI in five years. Once you’re addicted to a drug and you pull back on that drug, you start going to other drugs and what I did was I started taking anxiety medication so I wouldn’t take as many painkillers. Then, I started taking both of those and I started drinking alcohol and I was mixing all three. I got very careless, I was in the lowest point of my life in 2010, 11, 12, 13. I had four DUI’s in five years. I called my wife from jail and she said listen, you have to go to rehab, if you don’t go to rehab, I have to leave you, I love you but I can’t stay with you. That was my lowest point, calling my beautiful wife that I just married a year prior and her telling me she’s going to leave me if I don’t go to rehab.”
WWE will induct a number of legends from the early days of wrestling into their Legacy wing of their Hall of Fame. This wing was introduced last year to honor stars from the early years of pro wrestling. The following names were posthumously included in 2016: Frank Gotch, Ed Lewis, George Hackenschmidt, Mildred Burke, Art Thomas, Pat O’Connor and Lou Thesz.
Tickets for the 2017 SmackDonw branded WWE Backlash pay-per-view will go on sale this Saturday at 1pm EST via Ticketmaster. The event which returned last year will take place on May 21st from the Allstate Arena in Chicago.