Kurt Angle Details How A Chair Shot From Brock Lesnar Broke His Neck For A Third Time

Kurt Angle forgot to tell Brock not to smash him over the head with a steel chair.

Kurt Angle has repeatedly told the world that in 1996, he won a gold medal with a broken freaking neck. However, he forgot to tell Brock Lesnar, one night in the latter half of 2003, that because he'd previously broken his neck, not to hit him with a chair over the top of his head.

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Chris Benoit, who had also suffered a broken neck in his career and was slated to be hit with a steel Chair by Brock Lesnar on the same night, did make sure to tell Brock not to hit him over the top of the head and as such, Lesnar swung the chair sideways instead.

Kurt Angle explains on the latest episode of his podcast that the wild chair shot he received from Brock Lesnar resulted in his third instance of a broken freakin' neck.

"Well, what happened was Brock Lesnar hit me over the head with a chair, and he brought it. I mean, when I tell you he brought it, he really brought it," said Kurt. "The thing is, me and Chris Benoit both got hit with a chair by Brock that night. Chris, before the match started, he told Brock, 'Hey, swing sideways on my head because I had surgery on my neck, and I don't want you to come over straight over the top.'"

"I didn't tell Brock," he continued. "So he hits Benoit sideways, and Benoit's neck is okay. "He goes over the top and hits me right on top of my head as hard as he could, and I broke — three broken vertebrae. I had bone chips in my neck, and I had two discs that slid into my spinal cord. So I kind of messed myself up again. This is the third time I broke my neck."

Kurt Angle would be written off shortly after WrestleMania in 2004 for several months before returning to face Eddie Guerrero at that year's SummerSlam.

Even though Brock Lesnar incidentally broke his neck, Kurt Angle has always been complimentary of Lesnar and was willing to work with him in 2007 in TNA Wrestling. Unfortunately, TNA did not feel that Brock Lesnar was worth the money he was asking for at the time.

These days, Kurt Angle is completely retired and recently underwent two knee replacement surgeries. However, despite this, Kurt Angle has stated he would be willing to wrestle for the right price, namely the same amount of money Shawn Michaels was paid in 2018 for his final match at WWE Crown Jewel.

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