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Kurt Angle Named to WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017

WWE issued a press release this afternoon that former WWE and TNA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania week.  The Pittsburgh, PA native is expected to be the headlining member of the 2017 Hall of Fame class that will be inducted in Orlando, FL on Friday, March 31.  The press release is posted below.

Bill Says:  I’m excited to see WWE and Angle doing something together in some capacity.  This is a big headlining name for the Hall of Fame class this year, and one that was pretty far off my radar.  Also happy for the local guy, as Angle grew up in my neck of the woods.

WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Kurt Angle will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, March 31 at the Amway Center in Orlando as part of WrestleMania®Week.

A 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the most celebrated Superstars in WWE history, Kurt Angle made his WWE debut in 1999. Over the course of his illustrious career, he won every major Championship in WWE as well as the WCW® Championship and WWE King of The Ring®. Angle had memorable rivalries with WWE legends such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin®, The Rock® and The Undertaker®.

“Kurt Angle’s accomplishments both in the Olympics and WWE were extraordinary,” said WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Levesque. “He was one of the most gifted athletes to ever enter the ring, and we are honored to welcome him into the WWE Hall of Fame.”

Tickets for the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale this Friday, January 20 at 10 AM ET through all Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.

WrestleMania 33 takes place Sunday, April 2 from the Orlando Citrus Bowl live on WWE Network.

About Bill Wentz (1484 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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