- Jul 15, 2006
Angle was removed from main event at Sacrifice after suffering what he claimed to be his sixth broken neck in a three-way match on 5/5 in Seoul, Korea. Angle was wrestling Yeok Bal San for the NKPW Heavyweight Title and when San bodyslammed Angle, he apparently dropped him right on his forehead. Angle finished the match, but said afterwards that his neck was screwed up bad and that he was going to have to go back to America to get the injury checked out. At the PPV, he said he wanted to wrestle, but his doctor told him that if he didn't rest up, the next neck injury could signal the end of his career. According to a source within TNA, Kurt Angle's injuries are very real and they are "waiting on a long term diagnosis". TNA knew Angle was hurting but as late as Saturday hoped that he would be able do the one match and then take time off. It wasn't until Sunday afternoon that it was clear to them that he couldn't safely do it.