Kurtis Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler, actor, and retired amateur wrestler. While at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, he won numerous accolades, including being a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. After graduating college, Angle won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 World Wrestling Championships. He then won a freestyle wrestling gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Angle is one of only four people to complete an amateur wrestling Grand Slam (junior nationals, NCAA, World Championships, Olympics). In 2006, he was named by USA Wrestling as the greatest shoot wrestler ever and one of the top 15 college wrestlers of all time. He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 for his amateur accomplishments. Angle made his first appearance at a professional wrestling event in 1996, with his in-ring debut following in 1998. In 1999, he signed a multi-year contract with then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and participated in his first televised storyline in March. After months of unaired matches, Angle made his official debut the following November and received his first major push in the company in February 2000, when he held the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship simultaneously. Four months later, he won the King of the Ring tournament, and not long after, began pursuing the WWF Championship, which he won in October; this capped off a rookie year which is considered by many to be the greatest in professional wrestling history. Throughout his tenure in the WWF/E, Angle was a six-time world champion (four reigns as WWF/E Champion, one as WCW Champion, and one as WWE's World Heavyweight Champion), a one-time United States Champion, one-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time European Champion and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He is the tenth Triple Crown Champion and the fifth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. After leaving WWE, Angle joined Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he became a record six-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion (and the inaugural titleholder), a two-time TNA World Tag Team Champion, and a one-time TNA X Division Champion. He is the second Triple Crown winner in TNA history and the only one to hold all the required titles at once. As a part of TNA, Angle also made appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF), where he held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship once. Between WWF/E, TNA, and Japan, Angle has won 13 world championships and 21 total championships. He is the only professional wrestler in history to have won the WWE, World heavyweight, WCW, TNA, and IWGP world championships. Angle is also a two-time King of the Mountain and a one-time King of the Ring, making him the only person to have been both King of the Ring (WWF) and King of the Mountain (TNA). In 2010, Wrestling Observer Newsletter named Angle the Wrestler of the Decade for the 2000s, and in 2013, he was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. He has headlined numerous pay-per-view events for both WWF/E and TNA throughout his career, including the flagship event for both promotions: WrestleMania in WWF/E, and Bound for Glory in TNA. Angle is considered to be one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time.