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Kurt Angle On Taking Time Off, Greatest Career Achievement

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It’s been a hectic several weeks for former WWE & TNA superstar Kurt Angle. With rumors swirling regarding a return to WWE and Angle being pressed with questions regarding those rumors and how much longer he plans to wrestle, Angle has had his fair share of interview requests.

Angle recently spoke with The News-Democrat and talked about many things including his biggest career accomplishments.

“I get asked that question quite often” Angle said. “What was the single greatest achievement of my career? Was it winning the WWE title? Was it winning the TNA heavyweight championship? No, it was winning the Olympic Gold medal. It defined my career. It defined my life,” Angle said. “Aside from being a dad four times with a fifth one on the way, it’s the highlight.”

While Angle didn’t discuss the rumors at any great length he did shed some light on taking time off from wrestling this year.

“Wrestling professionally is a great life, but it’s also a very grueling and demanding lifestyle we as wrestlers go through. I mean we’re on the road constantly, doing between 250 to 300 shows each year. Hitting the mat as much as we do, it takes its toll on us physically.

“That’s why I said, I’m taking this year off to let my body rest and heal.”

While it is unclear just when Angle will return to the WWE he certainly has his career mapped out for the next year or so and if the rumors are true, it will lead Angle right back to a WWE ring.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media and DiMoro Enterprises LLC. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony hosts the Anthony DiMoro Show podcast, and formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy ‘Sunny’ Sytch Jailed for Parole Violations

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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch, known as “Sunny” during her career in professional wrestling, is again in trouble with the law.

According to The Express-Times, Tamara Lynn Sytch, 46, was being held on Tuesday in the Carbon County prison for violating parole terms related to guilty pleas from three drunken driving cases stemming 2016.

According to the report, Sytch was being held as of Tuesday in the Carbon County prison for alleged parole violations related to guilty pleas in 2016 in three drunken driving cases, court records show.

Additionally, court records show that a Carbon County judge on Feb. 15 issued a bench warrant for Sytch’s arrest, at the request of the Carbon County Adult Probation/Parole Department. Sytch allegedly missed a scheduled drug test  for February 11th, failed to report as directed to her parole officer, and failed to maintain a stable residence or report her whereabouts, according to the department.

Sytch was being held as of Tuesday in the Carbon County prison for alleged parole violations related to guilty pleas in 2016 in three drunken driving cases, court records show.

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WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso Arrested, Involved in Alleged Altercation with Police

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WWE superstar and one half of tag team ‘The Usos’, Jimmy Uso, was recently in Detroit, Michigan for disorderly conduct and obstruction, according to TMZ.

Uso, 33, and his wife, fellow WWE Superstar Naomi, who was driving, were pulled over near downtown Detroit for driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street.

According to our police sources, cops say their 2018 Dodge Journey reeked of booze and officers ordered Naomi out of the car.

Jimmy, despite commands to do otherwise, then exited the car took off his shirt and jacket and squared up like he wanted to fight, with one officer saying that he took out his taser “cause he was scared for his safety”.

Jimmy eventually calmed down and complied, was taken to jail and released once he posted bond.

 

 

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Vince McMahon Sells $22 Million Worth of WWE Stock

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WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon continues to sell off shares of WWE as he prepares for the re-launch of his football league, the XFL, in 2020.

According to recent SEC filings, McMahon recently sold 300,000 shares of WWE, valued at $74 a share, for an estimated $22 million, leaving McMahon with a hefty 3 million shares, for an estimated total well of $2 billion.

McMahon is clearly creating more financial cushion for his venture Alpha Entertainment, which owns the XFL, who recently announced the initial cities that will house XFL franchises that include Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, New York, St. Louis, and Tampa Bay.

As WWE has always innovative with their content distribution, highlighted by the success of the WWE Network platform, it will be interesting to see how the XFL will be setup.

With the popularity of Twitch streams and the less popular Mixer streams introducing more forms of entertainment to the potential of online streaming, it will be interesting to see how the XFL will choose to broadcast, and on how many platforms once it launches.

XFL will have it’s fair share of competition, but McMahon seems to be financially arming the league for a more successful run than it had back in the early 2000s.

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