August 8, 1967 |
Mt. Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania, United States
|Alma mater||Waynesburg University|
|Family||Kurt Angle (brother)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Eric Angle|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Billed from||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Trained by||Dangerous Danny Davis
Ohio Valley Wrestling
|Debut||April 4, 2001|
Eric Angle (born August 8, 1967) is an American former amateur and professional wrestler. He is the older brother of professional wrestler Kurt Angle and worked with his brother in occasional storylines in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E).
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (2000–2003)
Angle debuted in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) at the 2000 Survivor Series pay-per-view as a heel to help his then-heel brother Kurt retain the WWF Championship against The Undertaker by wearing the same wrestling tights and switching places. He returned the next night on Raw Is War only to be attacked by The Undertaker.
After these two appearances, the WWF signed Angle to a developmental contract and he was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) to sharpen his skills. During his time in OVW, he tore a ligament in his arm and went through nine surgeries to help correct his biceps problems. He returned to OVW in October 2002 and wrestled on a few of their television tapings.
Angle returned to WWE television on an episode of SmackDown! in March 2003 to aid in a storyline between his brother and then-babyface Brock Lesnar, leading to a match at WrestleMania XIX between Lesnar and Kurt. Angle switched places with Kurt to help him defeat Lesnar and retain his WWE Championship. He then appeared on an episode of SmackDown! the following week at his brother's side and was attacked by Lesnar. This was the last time Angle was seen in WWE as he was released from his developmental contract in 2003.
Independent circuit (2003)
In August 2003, Angle returned to wrestling in a local Pittsburgh independent promotion, International Wrestling Cartel (IWC). He wrestled for the promotion on three separate occasions. He was injured in his last match for the company and during his rehabilitation, decided to quit wrestling.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- "Eric Angle Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
- Abreu, Donnie (March 13, 2002). "Tough talent choices lay ahead for WWF". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- Lachimia, Jim (January 24, 1985). "Mt. Lebanon's Zack Nellas seeks a championship in wrestling, too". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- Milner, John (October 13, 2004). "Brock Lesnar's bio". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Eric Angle's profile". Accelerator 3359. Retrieved 2009-01-09.