in , , ,

The Rock ‘proud’ of Kurt Angle as Olympic star celebrates seven years of sobriety

The Rock was pleased to learn that Kurt Angle has been sober for seven years

Kurt Angle has battled addiction and drinking problems and the Rock wished him well for staying clean

Former WWE star and Olympic Gold Medallist Kurt Angle posted an update about him being clean for seven years.

The former WWE Champion has a history of addiction which started after him undergoing neck surgery and loading up on Vicodin.

Kurt Angle pranking wife Giovanna
US Republican presidential hopeful Bob Dole (L) holds up the gold medal won by US freestyle wrestler Kurt Angle (R) during a visit to Centennial Olympic Park 02 August(Photo credit should read J. DAVID AKE/AFP via Getty Images)

Further, the Olympic Champion also had drinking problems and had four DUI’s in the span of five years.

He checked himself into rehab a few years back but has been clean since 2013. Angle also started his own initiative, Anglestrong, to help those who are recovering.

Angle thanked all those who supported him throughout the years and even joked about what he was drinking from the mug.

The Rock, one of Angle’s biggest rivals from their WWE days, was one of the first to congratulate him.

The former WWE Champion and current movie star added that he was proud of Angle and wanted his rival to “enjoy his milk”.

Angle staying on the clean path

The Gold Medallist is certainly one of the greatest WWE stars of all-time. He transitioned from Olympic Wrestling to the WWE and had some of the greatest matches in the history of wrestling too.

Angle was one of the stars who was released by WWE in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Angle was offered a job recently. He was one of the few who spoke about Matt Riddle vs Timothy Thatcher in a Cage fight on NXT.

Matt Riddle picked up a win on his WWE SmackDown debut over AJ styles
Matt Riddle wants to be known as the SmackDown Stallion (Twitter)

Angle then revealed that he was offered the role of Riddle’s manager by WWE. However, Angle declined the offer.

He confirmed that he was keen on doing the role but there were many other reasons why he didn’t take up the job.

Nevertheless, Angle is winning one of the toughest battles anyone faces, addiction. And that is enough cause to celebrate.

More WWE news

Follow our dedicated WWE page for instant WWE news and updates

Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

Martin Hinteregger (Getty Images)

Southampton signing this 27-year-old Bundesliga star would be a good boost to their 60-goal backline

Why Rangers holding onto their 25-year-old ace would be a smart decision going forward