WWE legend Kurt Angle has opened up about a harrowing experience he had while he and his family were on vacation in Miami.
Angle, who is also an Olympic gold medalist, said on a recent episode of «The Kurt Angle Show» that he was on a jet ski with his daughter, Giuliana, when they flipped over and fell into the ocean. Angle detailed the fear he had while trying to make sure he wasn’t going to sink into the water.
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«Thank God, my daughter is like an Olympic-caliber swimmer,» Angle said. on the podcast. «I even had my safety vest on, but it didn’t work, I was still sinking. I can’t swim so I’m in trouble. I couldn’t get out of the water, I was sinking. My daughter kept her composure. The jet ski slipped away from us. she ran away she was like 50 feet away from us she didn’t know whether to go to the jet ski or me but she came to me and saved my life she stopped me to the jet ski she swam 50 yards with me on her hands.
«I couldn’t get on the jet ski, my arms are so weak now because of my neck that I can’t get up. So now, she’s putting her hands under my a– and pushing me onto the jet ski.» , and she put me up there. She then she jumped after me and I was like, ‘You know what, honey? You just saved my life.'»
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Angle, in particular, has had several neck surgeries during his professional wrestling career.
He opened up about his journey to stardom and the dangers he faced in an interview with Fox News Digital in July. He said that he hoped that his backstory and his journey could inspire others.
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“I want you to know that this documentary is about overcoming everything: all the obstacles, addictions, injuries, deaths in the family, personal things in your lives. It’s about redemption and getting your reputation back after you’ve lost it,” he said. «And I want everyone to know that it’s possible. Even in the worst moment of your life, you could still go out there and shine.»