Kurt Angle is one of the most accomplished and beloved sports-entertainers in history, but what many fans don’t realize is that the “Kurt Angle” persona has been portrayed by multiple performers.
Much like the Ultimate Warrior (a character played by six different wrestlers over the years), “Kurt Angle” is a popular gimmick that has been resurrected with a number of lookalikes cast in the part.
Old-school wrestling fans may remember the first “Kurt Angle,” who was portrayed by the character’s namesake, Curtis Angel (half-brother of illusionist Criss Angel). The first “Kurt Angle” had a very stint in ECW before joining WWF/E in 1996.
Much like the “Kurt Angle” character, Curtis Angel did indeed compete in the 1996 Olympics, but instead of winning gold in wrestling, he finished 17th in the speed walking quarter finals.
The second man to portray Kurt Angle assumed the role in 2001. Keen-eyed fans will notice that, unlike the first “Kurt Angle,” the new one was bald. This time, “Kurt Angle” was portrayed by a shaven-headed Lance Storm, who went on to stardom in TNA Wrestling as James Storm.
The third and current “Kurt Angle” is portrayed by Theo Jordan, older brother of Jason Jordan and illegitimate son of Curtis Angel and a woman known only as Jacqueline.
According to backstage rumors, the “Kurt Angle” character may soon be refreshed again in order to create a WrestleMania rematch between Angle and Brock Lesnar, who is currently being portrayed by a shaved albino mountain gorilla.