Kurt Angle - Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Age, Weight, Wiki, Kids
Kurt Angle is an American retired professional wrestler, Olympic gold medalist in American freestyle wrestling, and former collegiate wrestler who is renowned for making the most successful transition from amateur to professional wrestling. In 1998, he made his first in-ring appearance on the professional wrestling circuit before signing an eight-year contract with the 'World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). He made his official WWF in-ring debut in November 1999. He left WWE in 2006 and joined their biggest competitor, 'Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA, now Impact Wrestling), where he spent the majority of his career. After 11 years, he returned to WWE in 2017 and served as the general manager of Raw. He wrestled again, headlining multiple pay-per-view events. Between WWF/WWE, Japan and TNA, Angle has won 21 total championships and overall is a 13-time world champion. He is the only pro-wrestler in history to have won the WWE Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, and the IGF's IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Angle is also the only person to have been King of the Ring (WWE) and King of the Mountain (TNA), as well as to have held both the WWE and TNA Triple Crowns. He is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. As an actor, he has appeared in River of Darkness, Sharknado 2: The Second One, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, and more.
What is Kurt Angle Known For?
- Being a professional wrestler, Olympic gold medalist in American freestyle wrestling, and former collegiate wrestler.
- For his tenures in WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
What is Kurt Angle's Real Name?
Kurt Angle was brought into the world by his parents on 09 December 1968. He is from Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, the United States. His real name is Kurt Steven Angle. The name of his mom was Marie Jacqueline Barwick Angle aka Jackie (Expired in 2015 due to Cancer) and his dad was Dave Angle (Crane Operator) (Deceased, Expired 1985). His siblings are LéAnn Angle (Older Sister) (Respiratory Therapist, Expired 2003), David Angle (Older Brother) (Convicted to a prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter of his wife in 2016), Mark Angle (Older Brother) (President, Business Agent), John Angle (Older Brother) (Crane Operator / Truck Driver), Eric Angle (Older Brother) (Former Wrestler). He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed as he has Italian, Irish, English, German, and Lithuanian ancestry. Kurt attended Canon-McMillan High School and then graduated from Mt Lebanon High School in 1987. Then, he obtained his bachelor's degree in education from Clarion University.
Kurt Angle Career Timeline
- Kurt Angle started amateur wrestling at the age of seven.
- He was a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I champion, national runner-up in 1991, and a three-time NCAA Division I All-American.
- He was the 1987 USA Junior Freestyle champion, a two-time USA Senior Freestyle champion, and the 1988 USA International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles Junior World Freestyle champion.
- In 1995, he won a gold medal at the FILA Wrestling World Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Later, he was offered a 10-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation following the 1996 Olympics. He signed a five-year deal in August 1998.
- His first match took place within WWF developmental territory the World Wrestling Alliance (WWA) on August 20, in a losing effort against his other trainer, Tom Prichard.
- He wrestled multiple matches for the WWA, WWF, PCW, ECWA, and NWA.
- He started wrestling regularly for the WWF's Power Pro Wrestling (PPW) developmental league in Memphis, Tennessee in March 1999.
- His first appearance on WWF television was on the March 7 episode of Sunday Night Heat, where he took part in an angle with Tiger Ali Singh.
- He made his televised WWF in-ring debut on November 14 at Survivor Series at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, defeating Shawn Stasiak.
- He won both the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship in February 2000.
- Later, he lost both of his titles without ever conceding a fall in a two-falls Triple Threat match with Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 2000.
- He began pursuing the WWF Championship, defeating The Rock at No Mercy, after botched interference on The Rock's behalf from Rikishi. He became the first wrestler to have won both an Olympic gold medal and the world championship.
- He retained the WWF Championship for the rest of the year in matches with The Undertaker at Survivor Series and in a six-man Hell in a Cell match at Armageddon.
- After winning and losing the WCW Championship, WCW United States Championship, and the WWF Hardcore Championship in matches with Alliance members, he defeated Austin in a SummerSlam rematch to win his second WWF Championship at Unforgiven.
- He won his third WWE Championship at Armageddon by defeating Big Show with the help of Brock Lesnar.
- After retaining the championship against Lesnar at SummerSlam by making him submit to the ankle lock, he lost the title to Lesnar in a 60-Minute Iron Man match on the September 18 episode of SmackDown!
- On the January 13 episode of SmackDown!, Angle returned to the SmackDown! brand as a surprise entrant in a twenty-man battle royal for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. He won by last eliminating Mark Henry. He retained the title against Henry at the Royal Rumble.
- He then went on to sign a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
- He made his TNA debut on October 19 as a face, confronting Samoa Joe. The two men ended up fighting while Jeff Jarrett took the title back.
- At Bound for Glory, Angle lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Sting, but won it back on the October 25 episode of Impact!.
- After suffering a neck injury, Angle was out of action.
- He left TNA in 2016, after being defeated by Bobby Lashley in his last match.
- He has also wrestled for the 'New Japan Pro-Wrestling' (NJPW) (2007–2009), 'Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide' (2012), and various other promotions in the independent circuit.
- He was inducted into the 'WWE Hall of Fame' by John Cena on 31st March 2017.
- For the first time in 11 years, he wrestled inside a WWE ring in a five-on-three handicap Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at 'TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs' pay-per-view event. He also led Team Raw at the 2017 'Survivor Series.'
- He appeared on the Raw Reunion episode and raised a toast alongside Triple H, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and various other wrestlers of his era in 2019.
- On April 15, 2020, Angle was released from his WWE contract as part of budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On the June 27, 2022, episode of Raw, he made an appearance via a video message to congratulate John Cena on his career.
- At Slammiversary on June 19, 2022, he returned to Impact Wrestling in a video message to congratulate Impact on their 20 years.
- He also appeared in every WWE/F video game from 2000's WWF Royal Rumble up to WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, released in 2006.
- After an eleven-year absence, he made his return to WWE video games as a playable character in WWE 2K18 (as downloadable content), before subsequently appearing in WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20.
- He also appears in TNA Impact!, TNA Wrestling, and TNA Wrestling Impact!
- As an actor, he made his film debut as a racist prison deputy in the short film Chains in 2009.
- He played serial killer Brad Mayfield in the film End Game in 2009.
- On a third-season episode of Pros vs. Joes, he was teamed up with Jimmy Smith and Kendall Gill against the Joes.
- He also appeared in the "Car Wreck Vanish" episode of Criss Angel Mindfreak.
- He played Russian MMA champion Koba (in a non-speaking role) in the 2011 film Warrior and starred as town sheriff Will Logan in the film River of Darkness.
- In the 2013 film Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies, he plays himself as both a human and a zombie.
- He also had a small role in the 2014 cult-film Sharknado 2: The Second One and in the 2014 romantic-comedy film Not Cool.
- He appeared in the film The Last Witch Hunter and also made a cameo appearance in the movie Pain and Gain in which he brawls against Dwayne Johnson's character in a prison fight.
- He appeared on an episode of Duck Dynasty in February 2016.
- He is also an author and printed his book titled It's True It's True in Sep 2001.
- He is also the host of a podcast named The Kurt Angle Show.
Kurt Angle Theme Song
The theme song for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) competitor Kurt Angle is "Medal". He began using The Patriot's theme "Medal" (also used once by Sgt. Slaughter) for his ring entrance, which became associated with Angle for the rest of his career. The title of the song references both the freestyle-wrestling gold medal Angle won at the 1996 Summer Olympics and Angle's penchant for rubbing his Olympic accomplishment in other WWE wrestlers' faces. The song is instrumental with no lyrics, but when Angle walks out to it at WWE events the crowd rhythmically chants "you suck" along with the music. The song was composed by Jim Johnston.
Championships and accomplishments
Canadian Cup Championship
- Winner (1990)
- Clarion University Freshman of the Year (1988)
- Pennsylvania State Wrestling Champion (1987)
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
- FILA Junior World Freestyle Champion (1988)
- FILA World Championships gold medal in freestyle wrestling (100 kg) (1995)
International Sports Hall of Fame
- Class of 2016
- National Amateur Wrestling
- National Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2001)
National Collegiate Athletic Association
- NCAA Division I All-American (1990–1992)
- NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion (1990, 1992)
- Summer Olympics gold medal in freestyle wrestling (heavyweight) (1996)
- USA Junior Freestyle Champion (1987)
- USA Senior Freestyle Champion (1995, 1996)
- USA Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2001)
- The Baltimore Sun
- Best Worker of the Decade (2010)
Cauliflower Alley Club
- Future Legend Award (2000)
Inoki Genome Federation
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
George Tragos/Lou Thesz
- Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Class of 2012
- Special honoree (2015)
Power Pro Wrestling
- PPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Comeback of the Year (2003)
- Feud of the Year (2000) vs. Triple H
- Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Brock Lesnar
- Feud of the Year (2007) vs. Samoa Joe
- Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2001)
- Match of the Year (2003) vs. Brock Lesnar in an Iron Man match on SmackDown! on September 16
- Match of the Year (2005) vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21
- Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2000)
- Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2003)
- Rookie of the Year (2000)
- Wrestler of the Year (2003)
- Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2001
Match of the Year (2000) vs. Christopher Daniels on September 13, 2000 (Ultimate Pro Wrestling) \
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship (6 times)
- TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Sting (1)[b] and A.J. Styles (1)
- TNA X Division Championship (1 time)
- King of the Mountain (2007, 2009)
- Second TNA Triple Crown Champion
- TNA Hall of Fame (2013)
- TNA Year End Awards (5 times)
- Who to Watch in 2007 (2006)
- Memorable Moment of the Year (2006) Debut at No Surrender
- Feud of the year (2006, 2007) vs Samoa Joe
- Match of the Year (2007) vs Sting at Bound for Glory
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best Gimmick (2000)
- Best on Interviews (2002)
- Best Technical Wrestler (2002)
- Feud of the Year (2003) vs. Brock Lesnar
- Match of the Year (2002) with Chris Benoit vs. Edge and Rey Mysterio at No Mercy on October 20
- Most Improved (2000)
- Most Outstanding Wrestler (2001–2003)
- Readers' Favorite Wrestler (2002–2003)
- Wrestler of the Year (2002)
- Wrestler of the Decade (2000–2009)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)
WWE/World Wrestling Entertainment/Federation
- WCW Championship (1 time)
- WCW United States Championship (1 time)
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE Championship (4 times)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time, inaugural) – with Chris Benoit
- WWF European Championship (1 time)
- WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
- Fifth Grand Slam Champion
- King of the Ring (2000)
- Tenth Triple Crown Champion
- WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament (2002) – with Chris Benoit
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2017)
What is Kurt Angle's Net Worth?
Kurt Angle is a retired wrestler, Olympic gold medalist in American freestyle wrestling, and former collegiate wrestler who has made a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2022, the net worth of Kurt is estimated to have $25 million. As per reports, his annual salary from his career is more than $5 million. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his career earnings. He was sponsored by Coca-Cola in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He was cast in US national commercials for Direct Auto Insurance, Subway – WWE Wrestlemania, and Vocelli's Pizza in the past. He was featured in every WWF turned WWE video game from 2000 to 2006 and WWE 2K18, 2K19, and 2K20. His other video game appearances include TNA Impact!, TNA Wrestling, and TNA Wrestling Impact! He formerly made promotional appearances for Walmart, K-Mart, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Walgreens, NASCAR, and GNC. He co-owns and promotes his supplement company with IFBB Pro David Hawk called Barndad Nutrition. In 2002, Kurt Angle purchased a home in the town of Coraopolis, which is just a few miles northwest of Mt. Lebanon. Angle paid $649,900 for the contemporary style stone home which offers four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a half, a swimming pool, and 3,732 square feet.
Who is Kurt Angle's Wife?
Kurt Angle is currently a married man. He tied the knot with his wife, Giovanna Angle on 20 July 2012. Giovanna is an actress by profession. They have 3 daughters namely Giuliana Marie (b. January 2011), Sophia Laine (b. December 2012), and Nikoletta Sky (b. November 2016). In June 2019, the couple adopted a son from Bulgaria. His sexual orientation is straight.
Previously, he was married to Karen Jarrett on 19 December 1998 and the couple was blessed with two children. Their daughter Kyra was born in December 2002 and a son Kody was born in October 2006. They officially divorced on 26 October 2008. He also had a romantic fling with Trenesha Biggers from 2008 to 2009.
How tall is Kurt Angle?
Kurt Angle stands at the tall height of 5 ft 9 inches and his body weight is 100 kg. He has blue eyes and his hair color is bald. He maintains a shaved head. His body type is muscular.
Trivias About Kurt Angle You Need To Know.
- In 2013, Angle was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame: he is the second wrestler, after Sting, to be inducted into both the WWE and TNA Halls of Fame.
- He won a gold medal at FILA World Championship in 1995.
- He started wrestling at the age of 7.
- He published his autobiography called, It's True! It's True in September 2001.