Kurt Angle Reveals His Wife is Buying his Merchandise Back on eBay

Published 07/03/2021, 11:02 AM EDT


WWE legend Kurt Angle had one of the greatest wrestling careers of all time. The former World Champion earned his stripes even before walking into the WWE; his Olympic gold medal putting him in the upper echelon of American athlete. With accolades like these, its safe to say that Angle’s wrestling gear is nothing short of sacred.

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Kurt Angle gave all his ring gear away to charity

Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage for BWR Public Relations)

The iconic Kurt Angle singlet remained a staple throughout his career. It bridged Angle’s experience in amateur wrestling and his new career in pro wrestling. Add to that the mouth guard and you have a look that would make any opponent think twice before stepping into the ring with the Wrestling Machine.

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However, Angle revealed he gave away most of his ring gear to charity. Although this upset his wife Giovanna, she came up with a unique way to get some of his wrestling artifacts back. On the Kurt Angle Show, the Hall of Famer revealed how his wife is buying his old merchandise back on eBay.

“I kind of messed up- I didn’t mess up- I gave away most of my gear to charities and Hall of Fame’s. You know, I was never a keepsake kinda person. My wife is, so I got a lot of heat from her when she said, ‘Where is all your ring gear?’ and I said I gave it all away years ago.”

“She’s like, “Why would you do that? You gotta keep all that stuff. What about our kids? They’re gonna wanna know who their dad was and how good he was back in the day. Why would you give away your gear? So she started buying it back on eBay. So I’m buying gear like T-shirts and singlets and stuff. She’s just trying to get it all back, and we’re just ordering whatever we can to try and buy it back.

“I don’t have a lot of T-shirts that WWE and TNA made of me. So that’s what we’re buying back; we’re not really buying the ring gear back, ’cause I gave that away. But the shirts and merchandise is what we’re buying.”

Where does Angle keep his gold medal?

31 Jul 1996: Kurt Angle of the United States holds the American flag at the free-style wrestling competition during the Summer Olympics at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On the show, a fan asked Kurt where he kept his Olympic gold medal. Angle narrated an incident of how his kids dented the medal and how it isn’t really made of gold.

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“Well, I had an incident with my kids where they threw the medal into the wall and-the gold medal- part of it got dented, so I keep it in my safe. No more kid time with the medal. I used to take it with me on appearances and show people, but the gold starting wearing off. Believe it or not, a gold medal is not really gold, it’s silver.”

Fair to say if any man can take shots at the Olympics, it’s one who won a gold medal. Kudos to Angle for taking care of his medal and keeping it out of danger. Of all the WWE Titles, TNA Championships and IWGP belts he held, the Olympic gold medal is probably his most prized possession.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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