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  • Name: Kurt Angle
  • Real Name: Kurt Angle
  • Date of Birth: December 9, 1968
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • WWE Debut: November 14, 1999
  • Nicknames: "American Hero", "Olympic Hero", "Wrestling Machine"
  • Finishers: Ankle Lock, Angle Slam
  • Career Highlights: 4-time WWE Champion, 1-time World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time WCW Champion, 1-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, 1-time WCW United States Champion, 1-time WWF European Champion, 1-time WWF Hardcore Champion, 1-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Chris Benoit), 2001 King of the Ring Winner, 10th Triple Crown Champion, 5th Grand Slam Champion, WWE's #34 Superstar In Top 50 Wrestlers List
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: Feud of the Year Award vs. Triple H (2000), Most Hated Wrestler of the Year Award (2000), Rookie of the Year Award (2000), PWI #1 Wrestler (2001), Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year Award (2001), Wrestler of the Year Award (2003), Match of the Year Award vs. Brock Lesnar in an Iron Man match for WWE Championship on September 16 edition of SmackDown! (2003), Feud of the Year Award vs. Brock Lesnar (2003), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (2003), Comeback of the Year Award (2003), Match of the Year Award vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 21 (2005),

Biography:
Kurt Angle is considered by many to be the greatest technical wrestler in history. He has proved himself by representing United States of America in the 1996 Summer Olympics and winning a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. Angle made history by joining WWE. He considered himself to be better than the company's roster and audiences on the basis of his three I's that were intensity, integrity and intelligence. He represented himself as the real American hero. He was a disciplined wrestler and used to wear his Olympic gold medals to the ring but he was arrogant and insulted the audiences. He touched heights of success in his rookie year with an undefeated streak as well as winning the Eurocontinental Championship, 2000 King of the Ring Tournament and the prestigious WWE Championship. The American Hero has won numerous championships throughout his WWE career and has beaten top stars of the company to establish himself as one of the top WWE stars of his era. He is also the only Olympic gold medalist to become a professional wrestler.

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (1999 - 2006)
After making his professional wrestling debut in World Wrestling Federation's (WWF) developmental territory Power Pro Wrestling (PPW) in October 1998, Kurt Angle debuted on WWF television on March 7, 1999 edition of Sunday Night Heat. He stood for the honour of United States of America against Tiger Ali Singh. At Fully Loaded, Angle was one of the spectators of the Iron Circle match between Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman. At Survivor Series, Angle debuted in WWF and made his first match, thus making his pay-per-view debut. Angle defeated Shawn Stasiak.

Angle established himself as a heel by insulting the fans and showing an arrogant attitude. He considered himself to be the pride for United States of America by representing the country in the 1996 Summer Olympics and winning a gold medal in freestyle wrestling. He was a combination of three I's that stood for intensity, integrity and intelligence. After making his debut, Angle began an undefeated streak. Angle began a rivalry with Steve Blackman, which culminated in a match between the two at Armageddon, which Angle won. Blackman began interfering in Angle's matches to help him in retaining his undefeated streak.

Entering 2000, Angle competed against the debuting Tazz in a losing effort at Royal Rumble. This loss to Tazz officially ended Angle's undefeated streak. However, Angle claimed to be undefeated as he had not been pinned or had not tapped out. On January 31 edition of Raw is War, Angle suffered his first pinfall lost in WWF as he was pinned by The Rock after interference by Tazz.

On February 10 (taped February 8) edition of SmackDown!, Angle won his first championship in WWF as he defeated Val Venis to win the WWF European Championship. At No Way Out, Angle cheated to defeat Chris Jericho to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Angle became a double champion and was referred to as the Eurocontinental Champion. Angle would defend one championship in a match against WWF roster and earned the support of Bob Backlund, who used to apply the Crossface Chickenwing on Angle's opponents. On April 2 edition of Sunday Night Heat, Angle attacked Backlund after Backlund put Angle in a match with both of Angle's championships on the line.

At WrestleMania 2000, Angle made his WrestleMania debut as he defended the WWF Intercontinental Championship and the WWF European Championship against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit in a Triple Threat Two out of Three Falls match. Angle lost the WWF Intercontinental Championship to Chris Benoit in the first fall. Angle's reign ended at 35 days. Angle lost the WWF European Championship to Chris Jericho in the second fall. Angle's reign ended at 54 days. After losing both of his championships, Angle began a rivalry with Big Show, which culminated in a match between the two at Backlash, which Show won.

At Insurrextion, Angle defeated Chris Benoit. Angle formed a group with Edge and Christian called Team ECK. Team ECK began a rivalry with Rikishi and Too Cool. At Judgment Day, ECK competed against Rikishi and Too Cool in a losing effort. The following night, on May 22 edition of Raw is War, ECK defeated Rikishi and Too Cool in a rematch. On June 1 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Bradshaw in a qualification match for the 2000 King of the Ring Tournament. On June 19 edition of Raw is War, Angle participated in the 2000 King of the Ring Tournament, defeating Bubba Ray Dudley in the first round. At King of the Ring, Angle defeated Chris Jericho after distraction by Stephanie McMahon in the quarter-final round, Crash Holly in the semi-final round and Rikishi in the final round to win the 2000 King of the Ring Tournament.

After winning King of the Ring, Angle feuded with Undertaker. At Fully Loaded, Angle competed against Undertaker in a losing effort. The following night, on July 24 edition of Raw is War, Angle fought Undertaker to a no contest when Big Show and Shane McMahon interfered in the match. By winning the King of the Ring tournament and engaging in a rivalry with Undertaker, Angle started rising the ranks and earned main event status. On August 7 edition of Raw is War, Angle competed against Chris Jericho and Triple H in a Triple Threat match to determine the #1 contender for the WWF Championship. Triple H and Angle simultaneously pinned Jericho. As a result, both men earned the title shot. 

At SummerSlam, Angle received his first opportunity for the WWF Championship as he competed against The Rock and Triple H in a Triple Threat match. Rock won to retain the championship. During this time, Angle became an ally of Triple H's wife Stephanie McMahon, which would lead to Angle interfering in McMahon's matches to help her win and McMahon would help Angle in winning matches. Angle became romantically involved in McMahon and fell in love with her, leading to a jealousy between Triple H and Angle. The two began feuding with each other over Stephanie McMahon. At Unforgiven, Angle competed against Triple H in a No Disqualification match in a losing effort when McMahon delivered a Low Blow to Angle. On October 2 edition of Raw is War, Angle defeated Triple H to become the #1 contender for the WWF Championship after Chris Benoit distracted Triple H by pulling Stephanie McMahon off the ring apron.

Triple H abandoned Stephanie McMahon and Angle pursued her affections. She became Angle's valet. At No Mercy, Angle defeated The Rock in a No Disqualification match to win the WWF Championship after Rikishi accidentally delivered a Savate Kick to Rock that was intended for Angle. As a result, the Olympic Hero became a world heavyweight champion of professional wrestling just like he won the Olympic gold medals for freestyle wrestling. At Survivor Series, Angle successfully defended the WWF Championship against Undertaker, with the assistance of his brother Eric Angle, who was dressed as Kurt, causing a distraction to Undertaker.

At Rebellion, Angle defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Rikishi in a Fatal Four-Way match to retain the WWF Championship, with assistance by The Radicalz and Edge and Christian. At Armageddon, Angle successfully defended the championship against Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H and Rikishi in a Hell in a Cell match.

Entering 2001, Angle successfully defended the WWF Championship against Triple H at Royal Rumble after Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a Stone Cold Stunner to Triple H. At No Way Out, Angle lost the championship back to The Rock. Angle's reign ended at 126 days. While feuding with Rock in attempt to regain the championship, Angle turned on Chris Benoit during a match against Rock. Angle abandoned Benoit and began a rivalry with Benoit. At WrestleMania X-Seven, Angle cheated to defeat Benoit. At Backlash, Angle lost to Benoit in an Ultimate Submission match. At Insurrextion, Benoit defeated Angle in a Two out of Three Falls match. During the match, Benoit stole Angle's gold medals. At Judgment Day, Angle defeated Benoit in a Two out of Three Falls match to regain his gold medals with assistance by Edge and Christian, who attacked Benoit.

On June 7 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Hardcore Holly in a qualification match for the 2001 King of the Ring Tournament. On June 11 edition of Raw is War, Angle defeated Chris Benoit in a Steel Cage match after assistance by Stone Cold Steve Austin, to end the rivalry. The following week, on June 18 edition of Raw is War, Angle participated in the 2001 King of the Ring Tournament, defeating Jeff Hardy in the quarter-final round. At King of the Ring, Team ECK had a breakup as all the members of the group reached the semi-final round. Angle defeated Christian in the semi-final round after interference by Shane McMahon, who pulled Christian out of the ring. Angle lost to Edge in the final round after McMahon delivered a Spear to Angle. Later that night, Angle defeated McMahon in a Street Fight.

World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) had been bought by WWF and the wrestlers of WCW and ECW began invading WWF. Angle turned babyface as he stood loyal to WWF against The Alliance, a group of WCW and ECW wrestlers. At Invasion, Angle was on Team WWF, consisting of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho and Brothers of Destruction against The Alliance, consisting of Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno and Dudley Boyz in an Inaugural Brawl. Alliance defeated WWF when Austin turned on WWF by delivering a Stone Cold Stunner to Angle, allowing Booker to pin him for the victory.

On July 26 (taped July 24) edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Booker T to win the WCW Championship. As a result, Angle became the first wrestler to win a WCW championship in WWF. On July 30 edition of Raw is War, Angle lost the championship back to Booker in a No Disqualification match after Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a Stone Cold Stunner to Angle. Angle's reign ended at 6 days. As a result, Angle began feuding with Austin for the WWF Championship. At SummerSlam, Angle competed against Austin for the championship, with Austin retaining the championship through intentional disqualification. 

On September 10 edition of Raw is War, Angle defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWF Hardcore Championship. However, Stone Cold Steve Austin attacked Angle and RVD after the match, leading to RVD using the 24/7 Rule and pinning Angle for the championship. At Unforgiven, Angle defeated Austin to win his second WWF Championship. On October 8 edition of Raw is War, Angle lost the championship back to Austin after WWF Commissioner William Regal turned on Angle by hitting him with the WWF Championship belt. At No Mercy, Angle competed against Stone Cold Steve Austin and Rob Van Dam in a Triple Threat match for the championship. Austin retained the championship.

On October 22 edition of Raw is War, Angle defeated Rhyno to win the WCW United States Championship. The following week, on October 29 edition of Raw is War, Angle turned heel as he attacked the WWF wrestlers and WWF Chairman Vince McMahon during his Street Fight against WCW Owner Shane McMahon. As a result, Angle joined The Alliance. At Rebellion, Angle unsuccessfully challenged Chris Jericho for the WCW Championship. Later that night, Angle helped his Alliance leader Stone Cold Steve Austin in retaining the WWF Championship against The Rock. On November 12 edition of Raw is War, Angle lost the WCW United States Championship to Edge. Angle's reign ended at 21 days.

At Survivor Series, Angle was on The Alliance, consisting of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Booker T and Shane McMahon, against Team WWF, consisting of The Rock, Chris Jericho, Big Show and Brothers of Destruction in a Winner Takes All Survivor Series match. Angle was eliminated by Rock. Team WWF won when Angle turned on Alliance by hitting Austin with the WWF Championship belt. Rock survived the match. Angle was revealed as WWF's planted mole into Alliance to break up the group. As a result of losing, Alliance was forced to disband. However, the WWF audiences disliked Angle's ways of saving WWF and he received hatred from the audience.

At Vengeance, Angle unsuccessfully challenged Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. Entering 2002, Angle participated in his first Royal Rumble match as the #26 entrant at Royal Rumble. He lasted sixteen minutes. He was eliminated by Triple H for the win. On January 24 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated The Rock to qualify for a #1 contender's match. On January 28 edition of Raw, Angle lost to Stone Cold Steve Austin in a match to determine the #1 contender for the WWF Undisputed Championship.

Angle began a rivalry with Triple H over being the runner-up of the 2002 Royal Rumble match. At No Way Out, Angle cheated to defeat Triple H with the assistance of Stephanie McMahon, to win Triple H's WrestleMania title shot and become the #1 contender for the WWF Undisputed Championship. The following night, on February 18 edition of Raw, Angle lost to Triple H in a rematch with Angle's title shot on the line. As a result, Triple H regained the title shot. On March 4 edition of Raw, Angle defeated Triple H in a Steel Cage match, with assistance by Stephanie McMahon, to end the rivalry.

Angle began a rivalry with Kane, which culminated in a match between the two at WrestleMania X8, which Angle won by cheating. On March 25 edition of Raw, WWF roster was divided into Raw and SmackDown!, the names of WWF's top two television programs. Angle was drafted to the SmackDown! brand.

SmackDown! (2002 - 2005)
On March 28 edition of SmackDown!, Angle competed in his first match as part of the SmackDown! roster. He teamed with WWF Chairman Mr. McMahon to defeat Triple H and WWF co-owner Ric Flair in a tag team match after Undertaker attacked Flair. Angle began a rivalry with Edge. The rivalry with Edge was instrumental in bringing a few important changes into Angle's career. Edge added the "You suck!" chants into Angle's entrance theme and the fans would chant "You suck!" during Angle's entrance. At Backlash, Angle defeated Edge. On May 6 edition of Raw, WWF was renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). At Judgment Day, Angle competed against Edge in a Hair vs. Hair match in a losing effort. After the match, Angle tried to escape but Edge knocked him with a Sleeper Hold and put him in the barber's chair, thus shaving him bald. Angle began wearing a wig to hide his bald head. On May 28 edition of SmackDown!, Angle lost to Edge in a Steel Cage match to end the rivalry, after Hulk Hogan prevented Angle from winning the match.


The following week, on June 4 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship at King of the Ring. He was eliminated by Hardcore Holly. Hulk Hogan and Triple H won the Battle Royal. Due to Hulk Hogan costing Angle, a match against Edge, Angle began a rivalry with Hulk Hogan, which culminated in a match between the two at King of the Ring, which Angle won.

At Vengeance, Angle competed against Undertaker and The Rock in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Undisputed Championship. Rock won the championship. At Global Warning, Angle defeated Test. Angle began a rivalry with Rey Mysterio. At SummerSlam, Angle defeated Mysterio. On August 29 edition of SmackDown!, Angle competed against Undertaker and Chris Benoit in a Triple Threat match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship at Unforgiven, which Undertaker won. Two weeks later, on September 12 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Rey Mysterio in a SummerSlam rematch to end the rivalry.

Angle began feuding with Chris Benoit as the two would interfere in each others' matches. At Unforgiven, Angle competed against Benoit in a losing effort. The SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon forced Angle and Benoit to form a tag team and the two participated in a tag team tournament for the newly created WWE Tag Team Championship. Angle and Benoit defeated Billy Kidman and John Cena in the quarter-final round on October 10 edition of SmackDown!, and Los Guerreros in the semi-final round on October 17 edition of SmackDown!. At No Mercy, Angle and Benoit defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in the final round to win the tournament and become the first WWE Tag Team Champions. While teaming with Benoit, Angle turned babyface.

At Rebellion, Angle and Chris Benoit successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Los Guerreros. On November 7 (taped November 5) edition of SmackDown!, Angle and Chris Benoit lost the championship to Edge and Rey Mysterio. Angle and Benoit's reign ended at 16 days. At Survivor Series, Angle and Chris Benoit competed against Edge and Rey Mysterio and Los Guerreros in a Triple Threat Elimination match for the championship. Angle and Benoit were eliminated by Edge and Rey Mysterio. Los Guerreros won the championship.

On December 5 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Edge in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. At Armageddon, Angle defeated Big Show to win his third WWE Championship after Brock Lesnar delivered an F-5 to Show. Angle had promised Lesnar a title shot if Lesnar helped him win the championship but Angle betrayed Lesnar by adopting Show's manager Paul Heyman as his own manager. As a result, Angle turned heel and formed a group with newcomers Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin called Team Angle. He became their captain and their objective was to help Angle in winning matches.

Entering 2003, Angle successfully defended the WWE Championship against Chris Benoit at Royal Rumble. At No Way Out, Team Angle competed against Brock Lesnar and Chris Benoit in a losing effort in a Handicap match. At WrestleMania XIX, Angle lost the WWE Championship to Lesnar. Angle's reign ended at 105 days. After losing the championship to Lesnar, Angle turned babyface by showing respect to Lesnar and shaking hands with him. Angle suffered multiple injuries and disappeared from WWE television for three months.

On June 5 edition of SmackDown!, Angle returned to WWE television after recovering from injury. Angle fired Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas from Team Angle for losing the WWE Tag Team Championship and the two questioning his leadership. At Vengeance, Angle defeated Brock Lesnar and Big Show in a Triple Threat match to win his fourth WWE Championship. After Angle won the championship from Lesnar, Lesnar eventually turned on Angle by forming an alliance with Mr. McMahon and Angle began feuding with Lesnar.

At SummerSlam, Angle successfully defended the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar by forcing him to tap out with the Ankle Lock. Angle became the first person in WWE to make Lesnar submit. On September 18 (taped September 16) edition of SmackDown!, Angle lost the championship back to Lesnar in an Ironman match. Angle's reign ended at 51 days. After losing the championship, Angle began a rivalry with John Cena, which culminated in a match between the two at No Mercy, which Angle won.

At Survivor Series, Angle was the captain of Team Angle, consisting of Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly, Bradshaw and John Cena, against Brock Lesnar's Team Lesnar, consisting of Big Show, A-Train, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan in a Survivor Series match. Angle was eliminated by Lesnar. Team Angle won. Benoit and Cena survived the match. Angle disappeared from WWE television for six weeks.

On January 1, 2004 edition of SmackDown!, Angle returned to WWE television after inactivity of six weeks. At Royal Rumble, Angle participated in the 2004 Royal Rumble match as the #19 entrant. He lasted twenty-nine minutes before being eliminated by Big Show. Chris Benoit won the match. On January 29 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in the SmackDown! Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. He was eliminated by Eddie Guerrero for the win. At No Way Out, Angle defeated Big Show and John Cena in a Triple Threat match to become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship.

After Eddie Guerrero won the WWE Championship and Angle became the #1 contender to Guerrero's championship, Angle turned heel by attacking Eddie during a title defense against Chavo Guerrero. As a result, Angle began a rivalry with Eddie Guerrero. At WrestleMania XX, Angle unsuccessfully challenged Guerrero for the WWE Championship. Angle suffered a neck injury and was out of action. However, on March 25 edition of SmackDown!, Angle was made the new SmackDown! General Manager after the previous GM Paul Heyman was drafted to the Raw brand. He took full advantage of his position and misused it against Eddie Guerrero and fired Big Show.

Angle was a biased General Manager who would make wrong decision regarding babyface wrestlers especially Eddie Guerrero. He established Great American Award and awarded it to JBL, thus making him the #1 contender for the WWE Championship and ultimately helping him in winning the championship from Guerrero by making wrong decisions. He even cost John Cena, the WWE United States Championship by stripping him off the championship after Cena accidentally attacked Angle.

Angle introduced Luther Reigns in WWE as his enforcer and would use to accompany Reigns during his matches. On July 15 edition of SmackDown!, Angle dressed himself as El Gran Luchadore and interfered in a Steel Cage match between JBL and Eddie Guerrero for the WWE Championship. Angle prevented Guerrero from winning the match and after the match, Guerrero unmasked him, revealing to be Angle. The following week, on July 22 edition of SmackDown!, Angle misused his position by firing ring announcer Tony Chimel as well as Sable, Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie and Jackie and awarded the vacated WWE United States Championship to Booker T. This lead to Mr. McMahon firing Angle from his position as the SmackDown! General Manager and replacing him with Theodore Long. McMahon put Angle back on the active roster.

As a result of stripping Eddie Guerrero from the WWE Championship, Angle began a rivalry with Guerrero. At SummerSlam, Angle defeated Guerrero. On September 2 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Guerrero in a Two out of Three Falls match with assistance by Luther Reigns, who attacked Guerrero with a steel chair. The following week, on September 9 edition of SmackDown!, Angle fought Guerrero to a no contest in a Lumberjack match when Big Show attacked Guerrero, Angle and all the lumberjacks. Soon after, Mark Jindrak became an ally of Angle and Luther Reigns, leading to the trio forming a new version of Team Angle.

Angle began feuding with Eddie Guerrero's new ally Big Show. At No Mercy, Angle competed against Show in a losing effort. On October 14 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE United States Championship. Angle was eliminated by Rey Mysterio for the win. On November 11 edition of SmackDown!, Angle lost to Big Show in a No Mercy rematch by disqualification when Team Angle interfered. While feuding with Show, Angle began a Kurt Angle Invitational, an open challenge in which Angle would challenge any wrestler to defeat him and win his Olympic gold medals.

At Survivor Series, Angle was the captain of Team Angle, consisting of Carlito Caribbean Cool, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns, against Eddie Guerrero's Team Guerrero, consisting of Big Show, Rob Van Dam and John Cena in a Survivor Series match. Angle was eliminated by Show. Team Guerrero won. Guerrero, Show and Cena survived the match. At Armageddon, Angle defeated Santa Claus in a Kurt Angle Invitational match. Later that night, Team Angle lost to Big Show in a Handicap match. At Tribute to the Troops, Angle and Luther Reigns lost to Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio in a tag team match.

Entering 2005, Angle competed against JBL and Big Show in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. JBL retained the championship. After failing to win the championship, Angle stole Nunzio's spot in the Royal Rumble match. Later that night, Angle participated in the 2005 Royal Rumble match as the #20 entrant. He lasted thirty-seven seconds until he was eliminated by Shawn Michaels. Angle avenged his elimination by eliminating Michaels in retaliation. Batista won the Royal Rumble.

On February 10 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in the #1 Contender's Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21. He defeated Rey Mysterio in the quarter-final round. After receiving a bye in the semi-final round, Angle lost to John Cena in the final round of the tournament at No Way Out. Angle began a rivalry with Shawn Michaels over his confrontation with Michaels at Royal Rumble, which culminated in a match between the two at WrestleMania 21, which Angle won. It was an excellent match and was considered to be Match of the Year.

On April 14 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in a #1 Contender's Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. He defeated Eddie Guerrero in the quarter-final round after Guerrero's tag team partner Rey Mysterio accidentally hit Guerrero with a steel chair. On April 28 edition of SmackDown!, Angle competed against JBL, Big Show and Booker T in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match in the final round. Angle was eliminated by JBL for the win.

Angle began a rivalry with Booker T and pursued his wife Sharmell, calling her gutter slut. At Judgment Day, Angle competed against Booker in a losing effort. On May 26 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in a Battle Royal. He last eliminated Rey Mysterio to win the Battle Royal. On June 9 edition of SmackDown!, Angle lost to Booker T in a rematch. Angle got involved in WWE's rivalry with ECW and became a part of WWE's anti-ECW group. At ECW One Night Stand, Angle participated in anti-ECW invasion, but WWE lost to ECW. On June 13 edition of Raw, Angle was drafted to the Raw brand.

Raw (2005 - 2006)

After being drafted to the Raw brand, Angle competed in a WrestleMania 21 rematch against Shawn Michaels at Vengeance, which Michaels won. Angle began issuing the Kurt Angle Invitational, with a new stipulation that the challenger had to avoid defeat for 3 minutes. On July 25 edition of Raw, Angle lost to Eugene in the Kurt Angle Invitational after Eugene avoided defeat for 3 minutes. As a result, Eugene won Angle's Olympic gold medals and Angle suffered his first loss in the open challenge. As a result, Angle began a rivalry with Eugene. Eugene began putting the gold medals on the line in a Eugene Invitational and Angle would accept the challenge and try to win the medals but failed on every occasion. At SummerSlam, Angle defeated Eugene in a No Time Limit match to regain possession of his Olympic gold medals. On September 5 edition of Raw, Angle defeated Eugene to end the rivalry.


Angle began his next rivalry with John Cena for the WWE Championship. At Unforgiven, Angle competed against Cena for the championship, with Cena retaining the championship through intentional disqualification. On October 24 edition of Raw, Angle defeated Cena with Eric Bischoff as the special guest referee. At Taboo Tuesday, Angle competed against John Cena and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match for the championship. Cena retained the championship.

Angle gained the services of Daivari, who became Angle's special guest referee in his matches. Daivari would make unfair officiating of matches and would help Angle in winning matches. At Survivor Series, Angle unsuccessfully challenged John Cena for the WWE Championship, with Daivari as the special guest referee. On November 28 edition of Raw, Angle competed against Cena and Chris Masters in a Triple Threat Submission match for the championship. Cena won to retain the championship.

Entering 2006, Angle competed against John Cena, Carlito, Chris Masters, Kane and Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship at New Year's Revolution. Angle was eliminated by Michaels. Cena retained the championship. On January 13 (taped January 10) edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in a Battle Royal as a surprise participant for the vacated World Heavyweight Championship. He last eliminated Mark Henry to win the vacated World Heavyweight Championship. As a result of winning the championship, Angle moved to the SmackDown! brand.

SmackDown! (2006)
On January 16 edition of Raw, Angle competed in his last match as part of the Raw roster, competing against Shawn Michaels in a losing effort, after Daivari accidentally attacked Angle. As a result, Angle ended his partnership with Daivari and turned babyface. On January 20 edition of SmackDown!, Angle competed in his first match as part of the SmackDown! roster, defeating Daivari by disqualification when Melina attacked Angle. At Royal Rumble, Angle successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Mark Henry.


Angle began his next rivalry against Undertaker. At No Way Out, Angle successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Undertaker. On March 3 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defended the championship against Undertaker in a rematch. Angle retained the championship by getting disqualified when Mark Henry attacked Undertaker. At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXII, Angle, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio represented SmackDown! against Raw's John Cena and Triple H in a Handicap match. Cena and Triple H won the match.

At WrestleMania 22, Angle defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton in a Triple Threat match. Mysterio won the championship. Angle's reign ended at 84 days. On April 14 edition of SmackDown!, Angle participated in the 2006 King of the Ring Tournament, defeating Randy Orton in the quarter-final round. On May 12 edition of SmackDown!, Angle was prevented by security from competing against Booker T in the semi-final round because he was not medically cleared to compete. Angle began a rivalry with Mark Henry, which culminated in a match between the two at Judgment Day, which Henry won by count-out. On May 29 edition of Raw, ECW General Manager Paul Heyman drafted Angle to the newly created ECW brand, which was the revival of the defunct ECW promotion.

ECW (2006)
After joining the newly created ECW brand, Angle began wearing a mouth guard and would use to defeat his opponents in quick matches. On June 2 edition of SmackDown!, Angle defeated Rey Mysterio in his last match as part of the SmackDown! roster. At WWE vs. ECW Head to Head, Angle competed in his first match as part of the ECW roster, representing ECW in a Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Randy Orton. Big Show won the Battle Royal after revealing himself as an ECW representative.

Angle began a rivalry with Randy Orton. At ECW One Night Stand, Angle defeated Orton. On June 13, the first edition of ECW aired, with Angle defeating Justin Credible. At Vengeance, Angle lost to Orton in a rematch to end the rivalry. After his rivalry with Orton, Angle was suspended for 30 days. On August 1 edition of ECW, Angle returned to WWE television. The following week, on August 8 edition of ECW, Angle competed against Sabu to determine the #1 contender for the ECW World Championship. The match ended in a no contest when Rob Van Dam interfered and attacked both men.

On August 15 edition of ECW, the ECW General Manager Paul Heyman removed Angle from the #1 contender's match after citing a groin injury. Later that night, Angle showed up to attack Heyman but Big Show attacked Angle and the security removed him from the arena. It turned out to be Angle's last WWE appearance as Angle was fired from his WWE contract on August 25. This ended the nearly seven-year domination of the Wrestling Machine, who dominated WWE and emerged as one of the most popular and toughest superstars.

Kurt Angle's WWE Photo Gallery:

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Kurt Angle in 1999
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Kurt Angle in 2002
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Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit - WWE Tag Team Champions
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Kurt Angle at WWE.com



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