Kurt Angle Net Worth and How He Made A Fortune From Wrestling

Former professional heavyweight wrestler Kurt Angle has a net worth of $5 million and was formerly known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Kurt Angle is most known for his work as a wrestler in the WWE and TNA.

Additionally, 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 best professional wrestlers in history, having won more than 20 championships, including 13 world titles.

Early Years and Beginnings as a Professional

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Kurt Angle's parents, Jackie and David, welcomed him into the world in 1968 in Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania. He has four elder brothers and a sister who went away in 2003, according to his family.

Angle's ancestors come from Ireland, England, Lithuania, Germany, and Italy, among other places. At the age of seven, he began competing in amateur wrestling. In his adolescent years, Angle attended Mt. Lebanon High School, where he participated in varsity wrestling and football.

He subsequently went on to wrestle for Canon-McMillan High School, where he was undefeated as a freshman on the wrestling squad. After graduating from high school in 1987, he went on to win the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Championship.

Angle resumed his amateur wrestling career after graduation by enrolling in the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he competed for the next four years. When he was in college, he won two National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I championships and was named to three NCAA Division I All-American teams.

Angle went on to earn a gold medal in freestyle wrestling in the 1995 FILA World Wrestling Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, shortly after completing his undergraduate studies.

His following gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he also competed, was gained despite the fact that he had fractured his neck. Angle is one of only four athletes who 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

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Angle was previously opposed to professional wrestling, believing it to be inferior to the genuine thing. However, after seeing the WWF's “Monday Night Raw” in 1998, he began to change his mind. He then signed a five-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation, which was effective immediately.

Angle competed in his first bout in the developmental league Power Pro Wrestling after only a few days of training. He won the contest. At Survivor Series in 1997, he made his professional wrestling debut by defeating Shawn Stasiak in the ring.

Angle took part in his first broadcast WWF storyline in March of 1999, which aired on ESPN. His most significant achievement to date occurred a year later when he won both the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship in the same season.

After that, he won the King of the Ring event, which took place only four months later. Angle rounded off the year by capturing the WWF Championship in October, cementing his place as one of the best rookie years in the history of professional wrestling.

Angle amassed a slew of milestones and honors over his 18-year WWF and WWE career, including the World Heavyweight Championship. He won the WWF/WWE Championship title four times, which was the most of any wrestler in history.

In addition, he held the World Heavyweight Championship and the World Championship Wrestling championship. Angle's achievements have elevated him to the status of the eleventh Triple Crown champion in WWE history. In recognition of his contributions to the WWE, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

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Angle joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2006, after leaving the WWE in 2006. Eventually, he rose through the ranks to become the first TNA World Heavyweight Champion, which he went on to defend a then-record breaking six times.

Aside from 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.

Following Sting's induction into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2013, Angle became just the second wrestler (behind Sting) to be inducted into both the WWE and TNA Hall of Fames.

Other Promotions

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Angle has battled for a few different companies in addition to the 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 joined up with Jeff Jarrett to take on Team Joaqun Roldán in a tag team match.

A year and a half later, Angle participated in URFight on the independent circuit, where he faced longtime WWE opponent Rey Mysterio in an exhibition bout. He next competed for Revolution Pro Wrestling, where he defeated Zack Sabre Jr. in his first match. The Insane Championship Wrestling organization and Northeast Wrestling are two of the other companies for whom Angle has wrestled.


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Film and Television Appearances

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Angle has explored a career in acting in addition to his wrestling career. A bigoted jail deputy in the 2008 short film “Chains,” he earned his feature film debut as a result of this role.

The next year, he starred as a serial murderer in the film “End Game.” Angle appeared in the 2011 film “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 in a number of television shows.

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Angle has largely participated in reality television series and competitive programs during his television career. On the reality television 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 has also been on the reality television show “The Weakest Link.” Additionally, he appeared in an episode of the short-lived cable series “Those Who Can't” in which he portrayed a wrestling coach.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Kurt Angle's Marriage

Angle tied the knot with Karen Smedley, a professional wrestler's valet, in 1998. It was in 2008 when the couple separated 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 male, was brought into the family through adoption from Bulgaria.

Angle has had several run-ins with the law during his career, including three arrests for driving under the influence. His girlfriend Trenesha Biggers, who had obtained a protection from abuse order against him in 2009, accused him of stalking her. He was also jailed for reportedly stalking his girlfriend.

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