Following the events tied to the late Scott Hall (known in the wrestling world as “Razor Ramon”), wrestlers undergoing procedures are being closely monitored.

The latest wrestling personality to undergo one is WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle. After years of wrestling, the 53-year-old Olympian reportedly underwent a brutal procedure on Tuesday when he had both of his knees replaced, TMZ reported.

The Olympic gold medalist posted a video after the procedure and appeared to be doing fine.

"Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes for my 2 knee replacement surgeries today," Angle said. "So far so good."

However, the decorated WWE wrestler knows that the worst has yet to come. He will have to undergo rehab and admits that it won’t be a walk in the park.

"I realize rehab is going to be a bitch, but I'm ready for it," he stated.

Angle is no stranger when it comes to returning from serious procedures.

In 1996, Angle broke his neck but yet won the gold medal.

In 1998, he would join the WWF (now known as WWE), making a name for himself in the industry. Beyond the WWE, the many-time wrestling champion would perform at other promotions such as ECW, NJPW, and Total Nonstop Action.

In 2017, Angle would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame to cap his illustrious career.

There were rumors of Angle allegedly returning to the WWE scene earlier this year in an alleged three-week storyline. However, these plans were eventually scrapped.

According to Fightful Select, Angle was supposed to be inserted into the storyline with Riddle and Randy Orton vs. RAW Tag Team Champions Chad Gable and Otis.

But those plans did not involve Angle being physically involved. It appears it was tied to the Academic Challenge, billed as The Three I’s Challenge, to play off Angle’s wrestling days and the three I’s he lived by – intensity, integrity, and intelligence.

US wrestler and actor Kurt Angle
US wrestler and actor Kurt Angle Getty Images | THOMAS SAMSON/AFP

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