Kurt Angle

American professional wrestler and 1996 Olympic gold medalist

Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American retired professional wrestler, Olympic gold medalist and former collegiate wrestler. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation/WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Kurt Angle
Angle in 2005
Birth nameKurt Steven Angle[1]
Born (1968-12-09) December 9, 1968 (age 55)
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
Alma materClarion University of Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)
Children6
Relatives
Websitekurtanglebrand.com Edit this at Wikidata
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Conquistador
Kurt Angle[2]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[2]
Billed weight229 lb (104 kg)[2]
Billed fromPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trained byDory Funk Jr.[3]
Tom Prichard[3]
DebutAugust 20, 1998[4]
RetiredApril 7, 2019[5]
Sports career
Medal record
Freestyle wrestling
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta 100 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta 100 kg
Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Clarion Golden Eagles
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Maryland 275 lb
Gold medal – first place 1992 Oklahoma City 275 lb
Silver medal – second place 1991 Iowa City 275 lb

Angle won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, winning with a broken neck. He is the first Olympic gold medalist in professional wrestling history. He wrestled for the WWF/E from 1998 to 2006. During this time he became a six-time world champion (along with many other championships) and won the King of the Ring tournament in 2000.

In 2006 he signed a contract to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he was the first TNA World Champion, a title he would also hold six times. Angle is also a two-time winner of the King of the Mountain ladder match. He competed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) because of their partnership with TNA. There he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. His TNA contract expired in September 2014.

Angle returned to WWE on April 3, 2017, as the general manager of Raw and wrestled on occasions. He retired on April 7, 2019 after WrestleMania 35. He is in many of wrestling Hall of Fames, most notably the WWE, TNA, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fames. He is the only wrestler to have won the WWE, WWE's World Heavyweight, the WCW Championship, TNA World Heavyweight and the IWGP Heavyweight Championships, in addition to an NCAA wrestling championship.

Filmography change

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 End Game Brad Mayfield
2009 Chains Deputy Short film
2011 Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Wolfgang
2011 River of Darkness Sheriff Will Logan
2011 Waking Up "Crush" Carlisle Short film
2011 Warrior "The Great" Koba
2012 Beyond the Mat Coach Kamen Still not released
2012 Death from Above Thule
2012 Drummer for the Mob FBI Agent
2012 Olympic Trials with Kurt Angle Himself Funny or Die short
2013 Pain & Gain Benjamin Rowe
2013 Horse Cops Eli Paste
2013 Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies Himself
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Fire Chief
2014 Not Cool Security Guard
2015 The Last Witch Hunter Bodyguard
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Fox 53 Ten O'Clock News Himself Sportscaster: "The Angle on Sports"
2000 SMTV Live Himself
2001 The Weakest Link Himself
2007 Inside MMA Himself Season 1, episodes 10 and 11
2008 Pros vs. Joes Himself Season 3, episode 1
2009 Criss Angel Mindfreak Himself Episode: "Car Wreck Vanish"
2011 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Himself Episode: "The Lampe Family"
2013 Baal Veer Himself [6]
2016 Duck Dynasty Himself Episode: "Van He'llsing"
2016 Those Who Can't Coach Joe Donnelly[7] Episode: "A New Dog in the Yard"
2018–2019 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Chip Damage Voice; 6 episodes
2021 Ryan's Mystery Playdate Himself Episode: "Ryan's Super Tough Playdate"

Championships and accomplishments change

Folkstyle/freestyle wrestling change

 
Angle is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winner in freestyle wrestling
  • Canadian Cup Championship
    • Winner (1990)
  • Collegiate/High School
    • Clarion University Freshman of the Year (1988)
    • Pennsylvania State Wrestling Champion (1987)
  • International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
  • International Sports Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2016[8]
  • National Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Distinguished Member (Class of 2001)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • NCAA Division I All-American (1990–1992)
    • NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion (1990, 1992)
  • Olympic Games
  • USA Wrestling
    • USA Junior Freestyle Champion (1987)
    • USA Senior Freestyle Champion (1995, 1996)
    • USA Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2001)

Professional wrestling change

 
Angle is a record six-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion (right hand), and former IWGP Heavyweight Champion (as recognized by IGF)

World Championships/Olympic Games matches change

Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location
1996 Olympic Games   at −100kg
Win 9–0   Abbas Jadidi 1–1 July 31, 1996 1996 Olympic Games   Atlanta, Georgia
Win 8–0   Konstantin Aleksandrov 4–1
Win 7–0   Sagid Murtazaliev 4–3
Win 6–0   Wilfredo Morales 2–0 July 30, 1996
Win 5–0   Dolgorsürengiin Sumyaabazar 4–0
1995 World Championship   at −100kg
Win 4–0   Arawat Sabejew Referee Decision August 13, 1995 1995 World Championships   Atlanta, Georgia
Win 3–0   Oleg Ladik Referee Decision
Win 2–0   Josef Glazer 3–0
Win 1–0   Kenan Şimşek 2–0

Footnotes change

  1. Angle originally won both tag team championship belts from solo championship holder Samoa Joe. Sting won a four-way match to win the other share of the title, and joined Angle in his reign midway through.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Won during the Invasion storyline.

References change

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