How did Kurt Angle react when his prized Olympic gold medals were stolen years ago?
Who better to tell the story than the WWE and IMPACT Wrestling Hall Of Fame legend himself?
During a recent installment of his new podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, the pro wrestling icon shared a story about his Olympic gold medals being stolen several years ago.
Featured below is an excerpt from the show where Kurt Angle tells the full story.
When I started, I used my gold medal. I also had about 15 other gold medals. The one real gold medal had green material on it. A few months after I debuted, I was in Baltimore at a show. I went outside, and there were about 5,000 fans waiting there. It was where the wrestlers parked. 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 McMahon walked out and someone threw a baseball at her. Vince went to security and said, ‘Find the SOB 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, and they weren’t gonna tell, and it ended up being a really high number and one of the fans said, ‘He did it.’ I was thinking in my mind, Vince could do that for me right now. What I did was I called Vince, but he didn’t answer. I said, ‘Someone stole my gold medal’ and a fan called the fan that stole it and said that bag didn’t have just shirts and merchandise in it, it had Kurt’s 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 right then and there. Vince decided to make three duplicates that looked exactly like the gold medal. They weren’t gold, but they were made out of medal. I used those, and two of them got stolen…..there was only one duplicate left by the time I left the WWE.
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