He received many awards for his excellence in freestyle and professional wrestling. In 2010, it was reported that Angle got engaged to actress Giovanna Yannotti.
His first big push in the company was in February 2000, when he held both the WWF European Championship and the WWF Intercontinental Championship. He has four older brothers and a sister who died in 2003. Kurt Angle started his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling where he wrestled for a year.