Eric Angle Charged With Simple Assault For Lifting Junior Wrestler By His Neck And Tossing Him Down

Eric Angle is in trouble with the law.

According to Action News 4 out of Pittsburgh, Eric, the brother of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, has been charged with simple assault following an incident at a junior wrestling event Saturday at Petersen Events Center. Charges were filed by University of Pittsburgh police.

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According to witnesses, Eric picked up a wrestler by his neck and tossed him to the ground after the wrestler lost his match. You can view a video of the incident below.

Eric told Action News 4, "I should have just walked away and let him get thrown out. Instead, I'm the one who embarrassed myself even more."

Pittsburgh Junior Wrestling says it is cooperating with police in the investigation.

Eric wrestled a handful of matches in the early 2000s. He is best known for playing Kurt's "twin brother" in angles with The Undertaker in 2000 and Brock Lesnar in 2003.

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