Kurt Angle is an American former wrestler and wrestler, best known for his stints in WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
He is the only wrestler in history to have held the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship, TNA World Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Third Belt Championship. He was also world champion in freestyle wrestling in 1995, in the heavyweight category, and Olympic champion at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the same specialty.
He has been inducted into the Impact Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame and is considered one of the most technical wrestlers of all time. Gifted with great charisma, in 2010 he was elected by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter as the best wrestler of the 21st century.
After winning the Olympic Games, he devoted himself to the world of wrestling and, in October 1998, signed a five-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation. He was assigned to Power Pro-Wrestling, a developmental federation in Memphis, where he began training.
Kurt was married to Karen Smedley; the woman worked alongside Angle in TNA, covering the role of manager and valet.
On June 27, 2015, he announced that he had a benign tumor in his neck and had a successful operation.
On March 6, 2007, the Sports Illustrated website reported that Angle's name, along with those of other sportsmen and women from various disciplines, had been found in the customer database of a Florida health club suspected to be the clearing house for illegal performance enhancing substances. In the piece it is written that Angle received two prescriptions for trenbolone and one for nandrolone, both anabolic steroids, between October 2004 and February 2005.