Kurt appeared in Sharknado 2: The Second One in 2014.
Kurt Angle grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he still lives and spends time with his family, including his wife and five children. Since retiring from TNA in 2016, Angle has continued to wrestle as well as act and appear in movies and television events, and promote and support a number of charitable organizations. Angle recently opened up about his becoming addicted to painkillers, and has created the #AngleStrong initiative to help others battling addiction.
Kurt Angle signed with WWE in 1999, and signed with TNA Wrestling on Spike TV in September 2006. Angle is the first and only 13-time World Heavyweight Champion in professional history to have conquered all TNA and WWE top titles, in addition to TNA’s X Division Championship, the WCW Championship, Intercontinental Championship, European Championship, Hardcore Championships and King of the Ring titles. Angle is also the only wrestler in history to win every individual title in his first year as a professional. In both 2006 and 2007, Angle was voted by fans worldwide as one of the World’s Greatest Professional wrestlers of all time.
Angle is a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1995 Olympic Style World Champion, 6-time US National Champion and 2-time US Open Champion. He was NCAA champion in 1990 and 1992, Olympic alternate in 1992, and NCAA runner up in 1991. Angle has more than 32 years of blood, sweat and tears of experience on the mat, including Espoir national champ and Espoir World silver medalist. Angle was also voted by the NCAA as one of the top fifteen greatest NCAA wrestlers of all time and one of the top five best amateur and Olympic wrestlers of all time. Angle has been inducted into the National, Pennsylvania, Heinz History Center, Southwestern PA, George Tragos & Lou Thesz, Clarion University, TNA, and International Wrestling halls of fame.
In addition to using his leadership skills and athletic and entertainment talents, Angle gives his personal time to support many charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Wounded Warriors, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish, the Get Tough on Angina Campaign, Get Out the Vote, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “After School All Stars” and the Ultimate Teen Challenge. Angle continues setting his goals and vision to one day establishing himself as a community leader and to serve as the Chairman on the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness.