This one makes us very happy.

It was announced today that the WWE Hall of Fame will be inducting Kurt Angle into this year’s class, where he is likely to be the headliner.

A two time NCAA Champion, Angle won the Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games.  He would translate that ability and arguable took to the Professional Wrestling game quicker than anyone in the past thirty years.  Angle would debut on WWE Television in 1999 and in a twelve month period would win the WWF European, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Championship.

He would stay with the WWE until 2005 and is a six time World Champion with the promotion.  He has main event multiple pay per views, including Wrestleania 19, where defended his belt against Brock Lesnar. 

Angle has also been a champion in TNA and IWGP.

As Angle did not leave the WWE on the best of terms, this day must feel especially sweet.  Angle has been lobbying to get back to the WWE in an in ring capacity, which the WWE is likely fearful of due to the severe wear and tear of the former Olympian. 

Regardless, we are absolutely thrilled to see Kurt Angle enter the WWE Hall of Fame and return home regardless of the capacity.



With Wrestlemania only a few weeks away, the WWE Hall of Fame is naturally closing in.  As such, some of the inductors have been announced for this year’s inductees. 

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat had already been named the inductor for the late “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and today it has made known John Cena will be indicting Kurt Angle and Ron Simmons and John Bradshaw Layfield will be inducting Teddy Long.

Cena is an excellent choice.  His first televised match was against Angle, and in later feuds with the former Olympic Gold Medalist, Cena would become legitimized in the eyes of many WWE fans. 

Teddy Long once managed Ron Simmons when he was one half of Doom with Butch Reed in WCW.  Simmons and Layfield teamed together as the A.P.A. in the WWE and though they had no on screen relationship with Long on WWE television, they are all backstage friends.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com are looking forward to what we think should be entertaining speeches from this group of presenters. 

6. Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle won the 1996 Freestyle Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta, and thought there has been past Olympians in the WWE, Angle would become the first Gold Medalist to enter the organization. Angle would have the best rookie year in WWE history, winning the European, Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Title, while dazzling fans with his in ring ability and entertaining them with his goofy sense of humour.