Kurt Angle is an American actor and wrestler. He currently works for the professional wrestling organization WWE, where he is not only a wrestler but also works on the big screen as a general manager. Kurt Angle is definitely a man who proves that there is more to a man than meets the eye. The wrestler took part in the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling.
As an amateur wrestler, he was one of only four people to make the “Grand Slam” in amateur wrestling by winning the NCAA Championships, the Junior National Teams, the Olympic Games and the World Championships,
In 2006 he was named the greatest shoot wrestler of all time. He was also ranked as one of the top 15 college wrestlers of all time after wrestling while studying at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 for his achievements as an amateur wrestler.
In 1996 Kurt Angle made his first appearance at a professional wrestling event. Shortly afterward, in 1998, he signed with the WWF (World Wrestling Federation), now the WWE. Since then he has become one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE. On 31 March 2017, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He is also the only professional wrestler in history to have won the WCW Championship, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE Championship.
Bio & Age
Kurt Steven Angle was born on 9 December 1968 in Mt Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, the son of David and Jackie Angle. It is a little surprising to know that before becoming a wrestler, he attended the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in education in 1993.
He had a sister Le’Anne, who died in 2003. He also has four older brothers. His father – David Angle – was a crane worker who unfortunately died when the wrestler was only sixteen years old. David was killed in a construction accident. Kurt admired his father very much and as such he dedicated his wrestling career and his autobiography to his father.
Kurt was lucky to find another paternal figure in his wrestling coach – David Schultz. But unfortunately, David, an Olympic medalist in wrestling, was murdered by John Eleuthère du Pont in January 1996. The death of David Schultz was sensational enough even then, but in 2016 a film was made about the incident and everything that led up to it. The film Foxcatcher starred Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo in the role of David Schultz.
In 2015 Kurt lost his mother Jackie Angle after a long fight with cancer. He identifies himself as a Christian and he is also a Republican. During the presidential primaries of the Republican Party in 2016, he supported Marco Rubio – although Rubio was ultimately unsuccessful in his candidacy because Donald Trump won the primaries.
The angle is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the football team) and the Pittsburgh Penguins (the ice hockey team). Besides the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, he also supports Rangers F.C., a Scottish football club. In 2015, when he lost the feeling in his extremities, he had to undergo emergency surgery to drain the accumulation of fluid in his spinal cord. Previously, he had undergone surgery to remove a benign tumor that was located in his neck.
What many people don’t know is that Kurt Angle is not only a wrestler but also an author who published his book It’s True, It’s True on September 18, 2001.
Kurt Angle: Wife, Son, Daughter, Brother, Family
On December 19, 1998, Kurt Angle married Karen Smedley, a professional wrestling assistant, on December 19, 1998. Together they have two children – a daughter born on December 2, 2002, Kyra Angle, and a son born on October 26, 2006, Kody Angle. Unfortunately, the two were divorced in September 2008.
In 2010 the wrestler had left his love life behind and was engaged to Giovanna Yannotti. The couple then jointly welcomed a daughter – Giuliana Marie Angle, who was born on 22 January 2011. Kurt and Giovanna were finally married on July 20, 2012, and later they had another daughter – Sophia Lane Angle – on December 31, 2012. Their third child – another daughter, Nikoletta Sky Angle – was born on 5 November 2016.
He has four older brothers, but the most remarkable of his siblings is Eric Angle, who was also a professional wrestler.
Height, Weight & Measurements
To be a superstar athlete, you have to be in shape. As a wrestler, you can safely say that Kurt Angle, with his current height of 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) and a weight of 108 kg (237 lb), is in perfect shape for his chosen career.
You can rest assured that it will not be easy for Angle to maintain this weight and stature. Therefore, he needs to stay up to date in terms of health, fitness, and physical appearance if he is to remain relevant and successful in his field in the years to come.
Kurt Angle currently has total net assets of $25 million. To imagine Kurt worth $25 million is not unthinkable considering his long and illustrious career. The many years he has invested in the wrestling industry have made his success on this scale possible.