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TNA News: Kurt Angle arrested Saturday morning, girlfriend files complaint, alleges abuse

Aug 15, 2009 - 2:34:48 PM
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TNA World Champion Kurt Angle was arrested in Robinson Township this morning, reports WPXI (source link).

His girlfriend, who wrestles in TNA as Rhaka Khan, says Angle was stalking her at a local Starbucks after he was served in the morning with a "protection from abuse" order by police. She called 911 and police shortly thereafter pulled Angle over. Angle was driving her car. Angle was driving on a suspended license, a result of his DUI charges in October 2007 (details here)

Police found in Angle's car a capped syringe and two vials or HGH, which Angle claimed to have a prescription for.

Angle is scheduled to wrestle on the TNA Hard Justice PPV in a title defense against Sting and Matt Morgan.

Keller's Analysis: Terrible timing and, in general, continues to paint a picture of Angle as someone unstable with drug and personal problems continuing to affect his public image and, perhaps, ability to perform his job. Rhaka Khan is considered a nightmare to deal with in the TNA locker room. As one TNA women wrestler told me recently, everyone in the Knockouts locker room, whenever they have a dispute with one another, end up trying to resolve their differences by saying, "At least Rhaka Khan's not around, so it can't be that bad." The talk within TNA for months has been that somehow Angle managed to follow up one of the most volatile relationships in pro wrestling history (he and Karen) with one with the potential to be much worse.


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