WWE Crew Take Pictures of Kurt Angle Passed Out on Plane -


WWE Crew Take Pictures of Kurt Angle Passed Out on Plane


In a story first broken by Wrestlezone.com, TNA superstar Kurt Angle was onboard a plane with several WWE writers and production people last Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Per Nick Paglino of WZ.com:

Angle was on the plane bound for New York for the NYC Impact tapings, and the WWE staffers were on board the same plane heading back from the Smackdown tapings the night before at The Consol Energy Center.

The WWE crew took photos of Angle passed out. Those pictures made their rounds backstage, sparking quite a bit of conversation within the company. Sources claim that Angle may have been intoxicated aboard the flight, and this is why people were talking about the incident backstage.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported back in May that WWE may not be welcoming to an Angle return because of his health and sobriety issues.

A torn ACL in his left knee forced TNA to put Angle in more of an on-screen power role as Executive Director of Wrestling Operations. He’s expected to be out of action for another two-to-three months. 

Angle is a five-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion (most in company history) and two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion with Sting and A.J. Styles. He was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013, joining Sting as the only other member.

His last match with WWE was against Sabu at an ECW taping on Aug. 8, 2006.

Editor’s Note

What was the purpose of taking pictures of Angle? It doesn’t make sense to me. He was obviously in a vulnerable state. He was probably just sleeping. Ah well.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/TheDefiler54703 Shaun Becker

    Kurt Angle is hilarious! Wish he would come back to WWE.


  • https://www.facebook.com/anthony.perkins.94651774 Anthony Perkins

    Dedrick Luda Hill Scooter Brashear Hope Basham
    Kurt Angle rocks!! Lol

  • fart


  • Kicker2

    People sleep on airplanes sometimes. Imagine that.

  • Michael M

    “Sleeping on a plane” omg what a scandal. So what if he did have a few beers I don’t see the problem.

    If WWE creative is reading this…YES we want our Olympic gold medalist back for one more run.

    Angle vs Bryan #bookit

  • Jayda Brown

    Where’s the pic?

  • Solo_Calrissian

    One on the ground is two in the air due to cabin pressure. It’s Super EASY to get buzzed on a plane with only one drink.

    • windyhillgal

      Not sure I agree with your assessment about how easy it is to get buzzed on a plane, but more importantly, who said he was buzzed?

      I understand that is the implication these guys were trying to put out there by taking that photo – but maybe he was just asleep. Lots of people sleep on airplanes, and these guys spend so much time traveling, it seems like they would be pretty adept at getting comfy and grabbing a snooze in the air.

      • Solo_Calrissian

        It’s easier to get drunk on a plane due to cabin pressure. At 32,000 feet the cabin is usually pressurized to 8,000 which for most people is still tougher than normal breathing conditions. Thinner oxygen means it’s easier to get drunk than at sea level, the rule of thumb being one in the air is two on the ground. Look it up if you want a more scientific explanation, but that’s what I know about it.

        With regard to being buzzed, it was the implication in the headline using the term “passed out” and him having sobriety issues in the past. All I’m sayin is if that’s the case, it’s easier to drunk in the air than it is on the ground so why is this a big deal?? And having flown from Washington state to Virginia for college 8 times a year, planes IMO aren’t all that comfortable, but if he was sleeping and you want to believe that, then so be it. I really like the guy so I couldn’t care less either way… I thought it was bush league that this made headlines in the first place.

  • WWE writers SUCK

    Maybe someone should wake up the “creative Team” writers for wwe, their storylines SUCK!! Glad to see Vince’s kids destroy their dads company.

    • https://twitter.com/BusterJamey Jamey Buster

      Amen, you hit the nail on the head, WWE’s storyline sucks so baddddddd right now !

      • Solo_Calrissian

        Storylines the days are TERRIBLE. And I will NEVER forgive the WWE for ending the Undertaker’s streak. That was the nail in the coffin (pun intended) for me.

  • https://twitter.com/BusterJamey Jamey Buster

    Very, very tasteless on WWE’s part, that’s something a teen would do, grow up Is what I say ! Team Angle 4-Life !

  • Melissa

    So if a person is asleep on a plane that automatically indicates he/she is intoxicated? These staffers sound more like vicious jr high girls than professionals.

  • dbcooper

    On planes many including myself take sleeping pills to advoid jet lag. grow up wwe teens

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