A REQUEST FOR fan art for the official Kurt Angle documentary
Our documentary is currently searching for Kurt Angle fan art that we may use in the final film and in promotional materials. We are looking for fans of Kurt who would like to be part of his official documentary.
The Olympian. The Wrestling Machine. The American Hero.
What is “Angle?”
“Angle” is the true story behind one of the biggest names in wrestling history, Kurt Angle.
From his rise to fame on the world stage at the 1996 Olympics and his historic climb in WWE history, to his gruesome injuries and self- destructive addiction that ultimately lead to his inspiring recovery, Angle is a documentary that tells the incredible tale of one man’s fight to be the best of the best.
A special message from Kurt Angle:
A documentary about my life story is currently being made and I'd love to get my fans involved in the film! We will be holding a contest from now until February 15th, where fans can submit any original static artwork relating to my life story whether it be an illustration, painting, or digital artwork. The top ten pieces (and potentially more) selected will potentially be used in the film as well as the film’s digital and marketing channels. The documentary is covering my ENTIRE life story (including pre-WWE), both highs and lows, up until now, so be creative in which moment you choose. The top 20 selected pieces will also receive a signed photo from me, Kurt Angle. Good luck to all and I can’t wait to see what you create!
How to get involved:
To submit, please go to our submission page and fill out your information, upload your artwork, and sign our release form. Please click here to submit your artwork.
What are we looking for?
Our goal is to showcase art that focuses on major elements of Kurt’s life:
“A top American collegiate wrestler at Clarion State in Pennsylvania, he won NCAA titles in 1990 and 1992 and went on to become world champion in 1995.”
Olympic gold at Atlanta 1996. "It was the best moment of my life as far as my career is concerned," he told ESPN. "Nothing has ever matched it."
Kurt won his Olympic gold medal while suffering from a broken neck.
Joined the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) in 1998.
Less than a year after his first day of training, Angle won the promotion’s world championship belt.
"I don't think I can just sit back and retire. I'm the kind of person that has to be doing something, has to be working towards accomplishments."
"There were a lot of moments where I didn't think I was gonna wrestle in the Olympics," he recalled. "For one, I couldn't get a doctor to clear me. My neck was broken -- I had three discs sticking directly in my spinal cord."
He was told by a doctor he may have done permanent damage to his neck, but he still managed to edge a closely fought 0-0 final by the judges' decision after five minutes of regulation and three minutes of overtime.
He was injected with novocaine so he could still compete.
”The first time I took a painkiller, wow, I felt invincible,” Angle says. “I knew right away that I liked it and I was going to continue regardless whether it might kill me.”
Within one year, Angle was taking 65 pills per day.
Ten years after he was first hooked on pills, Angle checked in, becoming the ninth member of his family to go to rehab.
Today, sober for years, Kurt works to help others with their addiction struggles.