Former professional heavyweight wrestler Kurt Angle has a net worth of $5 million and was previously known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Kurt Angle is most famous for his work as a wrestler in the WWE and TNA.
In addition, he represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he earned a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. Angle is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history and has won more than 20 championships, including 13 world titles.
Early years and start as a professional
Kurt Angle’s parents, Jackie and David, welcomed him to Mount Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, in 1968. According to his family, he has four older brothers and a sister who left in 2003.
Angle’s ancestors come from Ireland, England, Lithuania, Germany, and Italy, among others. At the age of seven, he started competing in amateur wrestling. In his teens, Angle attended Mt Lebanon High School, where he participated in varsity wrestling and soccer.
He then wrestled for Canon-McMillan High School, where he went undefeated on the wrestling squad as a freshman. After graduating from high school in 1987, he won the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championship.
Angle resumed his amateur wrestling career after graduation by enrolling at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he competed for the next four years. While in college, he won two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I championships and was named to three NCAA Division I All-American teams.
Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 FILA World Wrestling Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after completing his undergraduate studies.
His next gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he also competed, was earned despite breaking his neck. Angle is one of only four athletes to have won gold medals in the Junior Nationals, NCAA, World Championships and Olympics in amateur wrestling. He has won gold medals at the Junior Nationals, NCAA, World Championships and Olympics.
World Wrestling Federation
Angle had previously opposed professional wrestling, believing it to be inferior to the real thing. But after seeing the WWF’s “Monday Night Raw” in 1998, he started to change his mind. He then signed a five-year deal with the World Wrestling Federation, which took effect immediately.
Angle entered his first fight in the Power Pro Wrestling developmental competition after just a few days of training. He won the match. At Survivor Series in 1997, he made his professional wrestling debut beating Shawn Stasiak in the ring.
Angle took part in his first WWF broadcast in March 1999, broadcast on ESPN. His most significant achievement to date came a year later, when he won both the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship in the same season.
He then won the King of the Ring event, which took place just four months later. Angle ended the year winning the WWF Championship in October, cementing his place as one of the best rookie years in professional wrestling history.
Angle amassed a slew of milestones and accolades during his 18-year WWF and WWE career, including the World Heavyweight Championship. He has won the WWF/WWE championship title four times, the most of any wrestler in history.
He also held the World Heavyweight Championship and the World Championship Wrestling Championship. Angle’s achievements have elevated him to the eleventh Triple Crown champion in WWE history. In recognition of his contributions to WWE, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
Total non-stop action wrestling
Angle joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2006 after leaving WWE in 2006. He eventually rose through the ranks to become the first TNA World Heavyweight Champion, which he went on to defend six times.
Other than that, he became the second TNA Triple Crown Champion and won King of the Mountain on two separate occasions. Angle competed for both New Japan Pro-Wrestling and the Inoki Genome Federation while a member of the TNA, earning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in 2007.
After Sting’s induction into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013, Angle became only the second wrestler (behind Sting) to be inducted into both the WWE and TNA Hall of Fames.
Angle has competed for a few different companies in addition to WWF/WWE, TNA and the Japanese Federation. In 2012, he made his professional wrestling debut for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide at Triplemania XX, when he faced Team Joaqun Roldán with Jeff Jarrett in a tag team match.
A year and a half later, Angle took part in URFight on the independent circuit, where he faced longtime WWE opponent Rey Mysterio in an exhibition game. He then competed in Revolution Pro Wrestling, where he met Zack Saber Jr. defeated in his first game. The organization Insane Championship Wrestling and Northeast Wrestling are two of the other companies Angle has wrestled for.
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Film and television appearances
Angle has explored a career in acting in addition to his wrestling career. A bigoted prison officer in the 2008 short film ‘Chains’, he earned his feature film debut as a result of this role.
The following year, he starred as a serial killer in the movie “End Game.” Angle appeared in the 2011 movie “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” and he also starred as a local sheriff in the horror thriller “River of Darkness”, in which he played a sheriff.
In the same year, he appeared in the sports drama “Warrior”, in which he played a Russian mixed martial arts champion. Angle’s other film credits include “Death from Above,” “Pain & Gain,” “Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies,” and “The Last Witch Hunter.” Angle has also been on a number of TV shows.
Angle has largely participated in reality TV series and competitive programs during his television career. On the reality TV shows “The Weakest Link” and “Pros vs. Joes’, he has appeared in episodes of ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’, ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ and ‘Duck Dynasty’.
He was also featured in the reality TV show ‘The Weakest Link’. Additionally, he appeared in an episode of the short-lived cable series “Those Who Can’t”, portraying a wrestling coach.
Personal life and legal issues
Angle married Karen Smedley, a professional wrestler’s servant, in 1998. It was in 2008 when the couple broke up after having two children together. As a result of his marriage to actress Giovanna Yannotti, Angle is the father of four children. The fourth child, a man, was brought into the family by adoption from Bulgaria.
Angle has had several run-ins with the law during his career, including three arrests for drink-driving. His girlfriend Trenesha Biggers, who had been given protection from him in 2009, accused him of stalking her. He was also jailed for allegedly stalking his girlfriend.