Not everyone is heartbroken about Kurt Angle pulling out of his Olympics comeback attempt. Devon Nicholson is offended and put out the following letter and video about it:
I am a former National Freestyle Wrestling Champion, National Team Trial Winner, Canadian Open Winner in Grappling and am currently the alternate for Canada in Greco Roman Wrestling. I have defeated all of the wrestlers how places in the top 4 in the Canadian CIS University Championships in 2011 (I am not in University so I could not compete in those.)
I was also a pro wrestler for 10 years. 1996 US Olympic Champion Kurt Angle has recently made a mockery out of amateur wrestling. He went on TV to news sources all over the world saying he was back in training and would be competing in the US Olympic trials and would at least make an alternate. This took press away from the US amateur athletes who really are competing in the trials and taking it serious. After a year build up last week Angle said he was pulling out due to a partially torn MCL that wont need surgery yet he still wrestled professionally last night in a big match on TNA Wrestling’s Lockdown PPV.
Kurt Angle has greatly offended me. He has made a mockery of amateur wrestling and has made pro wrestlers look like wimps I am sick of this guy running his mouth, not taking amateur wrestling seriously and making pro wrestlers look like they have it easy. I am challenging him to a real match. I have faced Canadian Olympic Champion Daniel Igali in my last year of high school and held my own but I wans’t angry at him and I am also much more technical now so he will not have it easy if he’s man enough to agree. After supposedly training for a year he should be willing to accept one match.
On a side note I fully tore my MCL at a tournament in early November but still kept training and competing. I will not get surgery until I 100% know I won’t be going to the London games as an alternate. It is not a totally debilitating. Angle had an extremely serious next injury before the Atlanta games but still pulled though. That was highly
inspirational. Now he’s showing that he doesn’t have hart or respect anymore.
Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Kevin Ganley for sending this in.