- Kurt Angle TNA
Wrestling - Kurt Angle
Angle talks about wrestling Brock Lesnar behind the
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Rock vs. Kurt Angle (SmackDown)
Kurt Angle on Twitter @REALKurtAngle
Weight: 240 pounds
From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Finishing Move: The Angle Slam
Kurt Angle is regarded as one of the greatest professional
wrestlers in the world. He is a two-time NCAA national
champion wrestler, three-time NCAA All-American and
he won an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
A multi-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt
Angle has been dominant in every organization he has
been a part of and Angle turned the world of professional
wrestling upside down by signing with TNA in 2006.
TNA Wrestling fans voted this as the greatest acquisition
in TNA history.
Angle has continued to build upon his unmatched reputation
for giving everything he has in the ring during his
time in TNA, most notably feuding with The Samoan
Submission Machine Samoa Joe, The Phenomenal
AJ Styles and TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett. With his time
in TNA, Kurt Angle has become the second Triple Crown
champion in TNA, winning the TNA World Heavyweight
Championship, the TNA Tag Team Championship and the
TNA X Division Championship.
Recently, Kurt Angle stepped in as the official spokesperson
to spearhead TNAs Save Olympic Wrestling campaign
petitioning to reinstate wrestling as an Olympic sport
for the 2020 Olympic Games. On Feb. 12, 2013, the
International Executive Board of the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) announced 25 Core Sports
for the 2020 Olympic Games, dropping one of the original
Olympic sports: wrestling. Angle geared up against
this decision and organized a battalion of like minds
to save this Olympic sport.
- 1996 Summer Olympic Gold Medalist Atlanta,
- Multi-time World Heavyweight Champion
- Wrestled in college
- One of only four people in the world to complete
the Grand Slam in amateur wrestling (Junior Nationals,
NCAAs, World Championships and the Olympics)
- Filmography: Singlet - The Dana Kelly Story (2014),
Pain & Gain (2013), Beyond the Mat (2013), The
Lighthouse (2012), Death from Above (2012), Warrior
(2011), River of Darkness (2011), Dylan Dog: Dead
of Night (2010) and End Game (2009)
Angles intensity was unmatched; his technical
wrestling skills unparalleled. Possessing an unprecedented
competitive streak that fueled him to become a 1996
Olympic gold medalist, Angle dominated the amateur
ranks before emerging as one of the most successful
WWE Superstars of all time.
put, Kurt Angle was a Wrestling Machine.
his athletic career as a football and wrestling star
in his hometown of Pittsburgh, he soon became one
of the top amateur wrestlers in the entire country,
winning a pair of NCAA titles at Clarion University.
But Angle truly captured national attention in 1996
when he won the 220-pound freestyle wrestling competition
at the Olympic Games in Atlanta with a broken neck.
raw athleticism earned him an opportunity to try out
with the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers, but wrestling
was The Olympic Heros true passion.
years after earning Olympic gold, Angle entered WWE
and immediately became one of the most competitive
individuals to set foot in the squared circle. Just
weeks after his debut, Angle, who preached the virtues
of his three Is (Intensity, Integrity and Intelligence),
won the European Championship.
thereafter, he captured the Intercontinental Championship
and was crowned as King of the Ring in 2000. With
momentum propelling the red, white and blueclad
grappler to new heights, he defeated The Rock at No
Mercy to win his first WWE Championship.
true testament to Angles passion and fortitude
came in 2003. A mere week after being defeated by
Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title at WrestleMania XIX,
The Olympic Hero underwent a career-threatening neck
surgery. Amazingly, Angle returned a short time later
and in July 2003 at Vengeance just 14 weeks
after the operation he made Lesnar tap out,
reclaiming the WWE Title.
his tenure in WWE, The Wrestling Machine tussled with
the greatest Superstars of The Attitude Era, including
Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The
Undertaker, Triple H and Big Show and even battled
John Cena in the Cenation leaders debut. But
its the Olympic gold medalists WrestleMania
21 bout against Shawn Michaels that stands as not
only Angles best match, but also maybe the best
WWE match ever.
left WWE in 2006, but his seven years in WWE certainly
raised the level of competitiveness for the entire
WWE roster and left the WWE Universe with memories
of some of the greatest bouts of all time. Oh its
true, its true.
Angle and Ric
1996, Kurt Angle was the first American Olympic Gold
Medallist ever to win the 220-pound weight class.
Angle has more than 23 years of wrestling experience
with over 200 crushing pins under his belt. He has
also won the "Worlds" Championship in 1995
and 1994 "US OPEN".
now works with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.,
where his new role is "The Most Celebrated First
Real Athlete in WWE History".
addition to being a WWE Superstar, Angle is a spokesperson
and marketing consultant for Protos Foods Inc., GNC
and a few other sport nutrition companies.
to his strong public appeal, Angle has been a featured
guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan
OBrien Show and on MTV.
graduated from Clarion University in 1992 where he
received his B. S. in Geography.
still resides in Pittsburgh, PA.
Man does not represent Kurt Angle