Kurt Angle is the legendary Olympic gold medalist turned WWE icon. He’s a WWE Hall of Famer, a 6-time WWE World Champion, a 6-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion, and a 1-time IWGP World Champion. At WWE TLC 2017, he wrestled in a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years, as he teamed up with The Shield’s Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to battle WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro), “The Big Red Machine” Kane, and “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman.
Angle originally rose to fame after winning a gold medal during the 1996 Olympic Games. During that, Angle won the competition with a broken freakin’ neck. Oh, it’s true! It’s damn true! Nowadays, he’s mostly watching from the sidelines as the on-screen general manager of Monday Night Raw.
After over 20 years of wrestling, Angle has certainly collected a pretty penny. Let’s see how much moolah the Olympic gold medalist has earned over the years…
Kurt Angle Net Worth as of 2019: $20 Million
Angle has earned a whopping $20 million from his long career in professional wrestling. He made a name for himself in the WWE, where he had phenomenal feuds and matches with the likes of Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and many more. After he left WWE in 2006, he continued to have incredible matches with a new batch of talent, such as AJ Styles, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, and many more. Kurt Angle is known for his 5-star in-ring ability and inspiring persona. He may very well be one of the best wrestlers who ever lived. Oh, it’s true! It’s damn true!
1996 – 2006
Following Angle’s Olympic gold medal win in 1996, he looked towards a career in professional wrestling. After trying out ECW and NWA, Angle found a home in WWE in fall of 1999. The Olympian’s rise to the top was unprecedented at the time; within less than a year, he won the Intercontinental Championship, the King of the Ring, the European Championship, and the WWF (then WWE) Championship.
During his initial seven-year stay with the company, Angle won six world championships, including a 4-time WWE Champion, and as well as a 1-time World Heavyweight Champion and 1-time WCW Champion.
Angle was involved in many famous feuds while with the WWE. Perhaps, his most infamous feud came in the form of a love triangle between Kurt, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon in the summer of 2000.
Following his run with WWE, Angle shifted focus over to another pro wrestling company known as TNA: Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (which is now known as GFW: Global Force Wrestling). Angle spent a full ten years with TNA (from 2006-2016). While with the company, he became the inaugural TNA World Heavyweight Champion, a title that he would hold a record six times.
He is also a former 2-time TNA World Tag Team Champion, as well as a former TNA X-Division Champion. Angle also made appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF), while still working with TNA. During that time, he was able to capture the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from former WWE foe Brock Lesnar in 2007.
In 2013, Angle was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame.
2016 – Present
After a long ten year stretch with TNA, Angle called it quits with the Nashville-based promotion in 2016. He spent the rest of the year wrestling for various independent promotions before returning to the WWE in 2017 to be inducted into that year’s Hall of Fame.
On the April 3rd, 2017, Kurt Angle was announced as the new general manager of Monday Night Raw.
Angle wrestled in a WWE ring for the first time in over 11 years at WWE TLC 2017 when he filled in for an injured Roman Reigns. He teamed up with Shield members Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to battle The Miz, The Bar, “The Big Red Machine” Kane, and “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman. I wonder how that match turned out…
After a return to the WWE ring last year, Kurt Angle will look to wrestle once again on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania, later this year.
Kurt Angle is in line to make his comeback at Royal Rumble 2019 that takes place on the last week of the January.