The WWE has announced the first official member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and that is none other than the first Olympic Gold Medal winning superstar, Kurt Angle. Starting his career at the 1999 Survivor Series, he went on to become a multiple time World Champion for the company.
Kurt's accomplishments in the ring speak for themselves. From classic matches with the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Shane McMahon, to his classic backstages segments with the likes of Austin, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon, there was never a dull moment when Kurt Angle was on the screen.
In 2006, Kurt made the move to TNA where he became a multiple time World Champion for that company. He had some classic matches with folks like Sting, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles. While his run in TNA ended without much fanfare, he was definitely one of the performers who put that company on the map.
The announement that he's going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is definitely welcome news for Kurt's fans. Much like Joe Montana who, after leaving the Kansas City Chiefs to sign a one day contract with the San Francisco 49ers so he could retire as a member of the organization that made him famous, Kurt receiving the ultimate accolade from the company that gave him his big break is one hell of a way to end his in ring career. And wrestling being wrestling, could we see one more match with him involved in the Royal Rumble?