The Rehabilitation Of Kurt Angle


By Evan Mcgarvey

World Wrestling Entertainment is selling its star’s return from opioid addiction. But what does his officially sanctioned redemption story leave out?

If you watched World Wrestling Entertainment’s October and November pay-per-view events, you saw a remarkable sight: Kurt Angle, a 49-year-old wrestler and recovering opioid addict, returning to compete in the sport/spectacle that almost killed him.

Angle’s path through addiction and into a WWE-approved redemption story shows how far wrestling has come in the past 20 years. It also demonstrates how the WWE, now a publicly traded company and multimedia conglomerate, wants to amend its own history.

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