Kurt Angle had no problem bragging about how he won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics throughout his wrestling career.
Angle won multiple gold medals during his time as an amateur wrestler and would often bring his gold medals to use on WWE television. He quickly learned that using his real gold medals may not have been the best idea.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Angle recalled his gold medals getting stolen and switching to duplicates.
"I had 15 other gold medals. The one real gold medal had green material on it. A few months after I debuted, I was in Baltimore. I went outside and there were about 5,000 fans waiting. I put my bag down to sign autographs and my gold medal was in it. One of the fans stole it. I was going to call the police, but I called Vince McMahon instead. Earlier that night, during the show, Stephanie walked out and someone threw a baseball at her. Vince went to security and said, 'Find the [son of a bitch] that did that. I don't care how much money it takes, tell fans you'll keep offering money until they say yes.' Security was going around asking fans, they weren't telling, it ended up being a high number and one of the fans said, 'He did it.' I was thinking Vince could do that for me. I called Vince, but he didn't answer. I said, 'Someone stole my gold medal' and a fan called the fan that stole it, telling [that person] that the bad didn't have just shirts and merchandise, it had a real gold medal. The fan brought it back and said he found it around the corner. Long story short, I stopped using my gold medal. Vince decided to make three duplicates. They weren't gold. I used those and two got stolen. There was only one duplicate left by the time I left WWE," said Angle.
Somewhere, some fan is telling his friends how he also won a gold medal with a broken freakin' neck.
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