Kurt Angle Explains How His 11-Year-Old Daughter Saved Him From Drowning


WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently took to his podcast, “The Kurt Angle Show,” to talk about several professional wrestling topics.

During the podcast, Angle opened up about a recent drowning scare he had, and how his 11-year-old daughter helped save him. He said,


“We went to Miami, Florida. The temperature was 80 degrees. We spent so much time on the beach. They had a wonderful pool at the hotel. It was a blast. I actually took my kids jet skiing. My first kid that I put on the back for me to ride them – because they are too young to drive themselves – I put her on the back and we went out and when I went to make a turn – I slowed down and stopped, I wanted to make a turn – and I didn’t put the accelerator on when I was turning and we flipped over. We went into the ocean.

Thank God my daughter is like an Olympic-caliber swimmer. I even had the safety vest on but it wasn’t working, I was still sinking. I can’t swim so I’m in trouble. I couldn’t get above water, I was going under. My daughter kept her composure. The jet ski got away from us, it was like 50 feet away from us.

She didn’t know whether to go to the jet ski or to me but she came over to me and saved my life. She pulled me over to the jet ski, she swam 50 yards with me in her hands. I couldn’t get myself on the jet ski, my arms are so weak now because of my neck I can’t push myself up. So now, she’s putting her hands under my ass and pushing me up onto the jet ski and she got me up there. Then she jumped up behind me and I said, ‘You know what, honey? You just saved my life.'”

You can keep up with all your wrestling news right here on eWrestlingNews.com. Or, you can follow us over on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Trending Stories

You can keep up with all your wrestling news right here on eWrestlingNews.com. Or, you can follow us over on our Twitter and Facebook pages.