Kurt Angle is an American actor, a former wrestler in both the amateur and professional ranks and a retired professional wrestler.
1996 was the year that he debuted as a professional wrestler and the same year that he secured a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWE). He is presently working for WWE as a backstage producer under a contract. A significant portion of Kurt’s current wealth can be attributed to the success of his wrestling career in WWE.
Wrestling as a Career and a Lifelong Passion
Jackie and David Angle welcomed their son Kurt into the world in Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, on March 14, 1968. And he had a sister who died in 2003, as well as four older brothers.
Anglo-Irish and multi-ethnicity are all present in the person who goes by the moniker of Angle. When he was seven, he began competing in amateur wrestling. Wrestling and football were two of the sports Angle played at Mt. Lebanon High School during his teenage years. Once at Canon-Millan High, he went unbeaten in his first year of wrestling.
He won the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championship as a senior in 1987. Angle maintained his amateur wrestling career after high school by attending the Clarion University of Pennsylvania. A two-time champion and three-time All-American at the NCAA Division I level in college.
Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 FILA World Wrestling Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, following his graduation from college. He went on to win the gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, despite having a broken neck. Among amateur wrestlers, only four have achieved the amateur wrestling Grand Slam: winning titles at four different levels of competition at the Junior Nationals, NCAA, and the Olympic Games all at once.
World Wrestling Federation
In 1998, after seeing the WWF’s “Monday Night Raw,” Angle changed his mind about professional wrestling, which he had previously deemed inferior to the real thing. After that, he signed a five-year contract with the Wrestling Federation of the World (WWF) Within the development league Power Pro Wrestling, Angle wrestled in his debut match after only a few days of training.
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At Survivor Series, he defeated Shawn Stasiak to make his WWF debut. Angle made his WWF debut in March of 1999 when he appeared in a storyline aired on television. Despite this, a year later, he won the European Championships and the Intercontinental Championship. He claimed the King of the Ring event four months later. In October, Angle won the WWF Championship, capping off one of the greatest rookie years in the history of professional wrestling.
During his 18-year tenure in the WWF and WWE, Angle amassed an impressive list of accomplishments and honors. As a result, he was crowned WWF/WWE Champion four times. Additionally, he held the WCW Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship, both held by Brock Lesnar. Because of his exploits, Angle is now the tenth WWE Triple Crown champion. A WWE Hall of Fame induction was given to him in 2017 in recognition of his contributions to the company.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
On the heels of his departure from WWE in 2006, Angle signed with TNA Wrestling. His reign as TNA World Heavyweight Champion was a record-setting six-time reign. In addition, he has become the second TNA Triple Crown winner and twice won the King of the Mountain titles.
New Japan Pro Wrestling and the Inoki Genome Federation were both home to Angle while he was a part of TNA. Angle won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2007. It took Sting a decade and a half before he became the first wrestler to be honored both in the WWE and TNA Halls of Fame, but Angle did it in 2013.
Beyond the WWF/WWE, TNA, and Japan, Angle has fought for a few other promotions. At Triplemania XX in 2012, he made his Lucha Libre Aa Worldwide debut alongside Jeff Jarrett against Team Joaquin Roldán. right vs. Rey Mysterio was Angle’s first bout on the independent circuit in four years.
Zack Sabre Jr. was defeated by him in a match for Revolutionary Pro Wrestling soon after this. Angle has also wrestled for Insane Championship Wrestling and Northeast Wrestling, to name just a few.
Film and Television Appearances
Angle has also sought a career in acting in addition to his work in professional wrestling. In the 2008 short film “Chains,” he made his acting debut as a bigoted prison deputy.
A serial murderer role followed in “End Game” the following year. As a local sheriff, Angle appeared in the 2011 horror films “River of Darkness” and “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.” Similarly, he appeared in the sports drama “Warrior” as a Russian MMA champion. His other cinematic credits include Death from Above, Pain & Gain, Pro Wrestlers versus Zombies, and The Last Witch Hunter.”
During his television career, Angle has primarily appeared in reality and competition series. “The Weakest Link” contestant has also appeared on “Pros vs. Joes” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and has appeared on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” as well as “Duck Dynasty.” On the short-lived cable series “Those Who Can’t,” he portrayed a wrestling coach.
Kurt Angle Net Worth’s
Former heavyweight wrestler Kurt Angle is worth an estimated $5 million. Kurt Angle is most known for his time in the WWE and the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion. In 1996, he won the gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the Olympics in Atlanta. With more than 20 championships to his name, including 13 world titles, Angle is widely considered one of the best professional wrestlers ever.
Personal Life and Legal Issues
In 1998, Angle married Karen Smedley, a valet for a professional wrestler. After having two children together, the couple split up in 2008. Angle has four children from his marriage to actress Giovanna Yannotti. The family’s fourth child, a boy, was adopted from Bulgaria.
As a politician, Angle has had multiple run-ins with the law, including three DWI arrests over his career. After obtaining a restraining order against him in 2009, Tenesha Biggers, his ex-girlfriend, accused him of stalking her. As part of his sentence, he was also accused of stalking his girlfriend.