Kurt Angle is many things: an Olympic hero who won a gold medal in amateur wrestling with a broken neck; one of the most successful and popular professional wrestlers of his generation; and if allegations made by his girlfriend are correct, a creepy stalker. The PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE says that Angle was arrested on Saturday in a Pittsburgh suburb after his female wrestling valet girlfriend says he followed her to a Starbucks after he was served with a restraining order earlier in the morning.
According to the criminal complaint, Angle told police that he was circling the parking lot because “he was looking for a hotel to stay in” after his girlfriend Trenesha Biggers, who wrestles under the name Rhaka Khan, had filed a restraining order against him following a fight the previous evening. Angle also had some explaining to do when police released he was driving on a suspended license following a recent DUI conviction, and that he had syringes and HGH in the car.
This is a problem for a lot of reasons, including the fact that Angle is the TNA wrestling champion and is scheduled to defend his title on PPV tonight. But this is wrestling, so it’s not like TNA is going to remove him from the card just for a little issue like getting arrested for stalking one of the other employees. After all, this is wrestling - there’s a 50/50 chance that Rhaka Khan throws scalding hot Starbucks coffee in Angle’s face during the main event to cost him the title.
After all, TNA’s Twitter page is still promoting Angle as being part of the main event. Needless to say, this can’t help TNA as they take part in negotiations with Spike TV to add more hours of TNA programming to their deal. Then again, “Cops” has been running for decades, and if you can combine that with a Kurt Angle reality show, it sounds like you might have a ratings winner on your hands.