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Kurt Angle

an American retired professional wrestler

Kurt Angle
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Kurt Steven Angle is an American Olympic gold medalist and a professional wrestler. Kurt is one of the most successful amateur-to-professional wrestler transfers. Steven is one of the all-time greats because of his resilience, charisma, and skill.

Who is Kurt Angle? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Kurt Angle, the youngest son of Jackie and Dave Angle, was born on December 9, 1968, in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, USA.

Eric, Mark, David, Johnny are Kurt’s four elder brothers. His sister Le’Anne died in 2003. He was 16 years old when he lost his dad in 1984.

Additionally, Kurt Angle began wrestling at the age of seven at Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh. He also played sports and received varsity letters in both sports.

Afterward, he enrolled in ‘Clarion University of Pennsylvania’ to study Education while continuing to wrestle at the amateur level.

Following graduating from college in 1993, he began training for the 1996 ‘Summer Olympics’ at the ‘Pennsylvanian Foxcatcher Club’ under Coach Dave Schultz.

During the Olympic trials, he seriously damaged his neck. Moreover, He won the test despite being injured.

How did Kurt Angle start his professional career?

Kurt Angle encountered WWF chairman Vince McMahon in 1996, who granted him a ten-year deal.

Angle agreed to sign the deal only if he never loses again. McMahon did not return his call after learning of his condition.

Moreover, His relationship with McMahon was rapidly worsening by 2006. Kurt was in excruciating discomfort. Finally, WWE eventually let him go.

 

On August 8, he faced Sabu in his final match. Angle has now indicated that he regrets his decision.

Following his departure from WWE, he joined TNA. TNA was Angle’s previous promotion’s sole viable competition during those years. He was their biggest draw and the most dedicated performer. He quit TNA in 2016 after losing his last bout to Bobby Lashley.

In addition to the two big American firms, he has battled for ‘New Japan Pro-Wrestling’ (NJPW) (2007-2009), ‘Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide’ (2012), and several other independent companies.

Additionally, John Cena inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2017. Angle was named Raw’s new general manager on the April 3rd edition.

He wrestled inside a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years in a five-on-three handicap Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view event.

Further, He also led Team Raw to victory in the 2017 Survivor Series.

Moreover, Angle came on the Raw Reunion program in July 2019 and raised a glass with Triple H, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and other wrestlers from his heyday.

Kurt Angle | Injury

Angle had a catastrophic neck injury while competing in the 1996 Olympic Trials, breaking two of his cervical vertebrae, herniating two discs, and straining four muscles.

Is Kurt Angle single? Spouse and Kids

Kurt Angle wedded his girlfriend, Karen Smedley. On December 2, 2002, she gave their first child Kyra, and on October 26, 2006, she delivered birth to their son Kody.

After nearly ten years of marriage, Smedley filed for divorce in September 2008.

 

Moreover, He encountered actress Giovanna Yannotti on the set of ‘End Game,’ and they were engaged in 2010, according to various accounts.

On January 22, 2011, Kurt’s first kid, a daughter called Giuliana Marie, was born. On July 20, 2012, the pair married.

Sophia Laine and Nikoletta Sky are their other daughters. Angle & his wife were supposed to be adopting a boy called Ivan from Bulgaria.

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How old is Kurt Angle? Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Presently, Kurt Angle is 53 years old. Further, Kurt’s height is around 1.83 m, and his weight is 100 kg.

Kurt Angle | Retirement

Angle was addicted to pain relievers and had several injuries over his career, prompting him to leave the organization in 2006. Angle sadly retired after defeating Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35.

Kurt Angle | Net Worth and Salary

Angle’s net worth is approximately $5 million. For those who question Angle, he is a legitimate 13-time World Champion with several achievements.

Kurt Angle | Social Media Presence

Instagram: 1.6 million followers

Twitter: 1.2 million followers

 

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name: Kurt Steven Angle
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Spouse/Ex-: Giovanna Yannotti (M. 2012), Karen Jarrett (M. 1998–2008)
  • Father: Dave Angle
  • Mother: Jackie Angle
  • Siblings: David Angle, Eric Angle, Johnny Angle, Le’Anne Angle, Mark Angle
  • Children: Giuliana Marie Angle, Kody Angle, Kyra Angle, Nikoletta Sky Angle, Sophia Laine Angle
  • Born in: the United States

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