In an interview with ESPN last week, Kurt Angle revealed that he will be taking at least a year off from wrestling following the recent TNA tour of the United Kingdom. But he also revealed that he suffered a concussion in his first match on that tour ... after which he wrestled two more matches.
He tells ESPN he suffered a concussion while wrestling a match the previous night, January 29, in Manchester, the first date of TNA's UK Maximum Impact 8 tour.
"I'm healthy, I don't have any problems. You have injuries, you're gonna have injuries in wrestling. Everybody does," Angle, 47, tells ESPN.
Despite the concussion, he wrestled Bobby Roode and Bobby Lashley on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, respectively. Reportedly, Angle was in "rough shape" immediately after the Galloway match, but was cleared by a doctor later that evening.
Although Angle doesn't sound concerned about the concussion and claims to not "have any problems," it is worth noting that he suffered and wrestled through his latest concussion just a week before Daniel Bryan announced his retirement from pro wrestling due to concussion-related concerns.
The UK tour was also where Davey Richards suffered his knee injury that will keep him out of action for most of the year.