Eric Angle (August 8, 1967) is a former amateur and professional wrestler. He is the older brother of professional wrestler Kurt Angle and worked with his brother in occasional storylines in World Wrestling Entertainment.
Eric Angle participated in amateur wrestling in his high school, Mt. Lebanon High School, where he weighed in at 167 pounds in 1985.
World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment
Eric Angle debuted in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) at the 2000 Survivor Series pay-per-view as a heel helping his brother then-heel, Kurt Angle retain the WWF Championship against The Undertaker by wearing the same wrestling tights and switching places. He returned the next night on Raw only to be attacked by The Undertaker.
After these two appearances, the WWF signed Angle to a developmental contract and he was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) to sharpen his skills. During his time in OVW, he tore a ligament in his arm and went through nine surgeries to help correct his biceps problems. He returned to OVW in October 2002 and wrestled on a few of their television tapings.
Eric Angle returned to WWE television on an episode of SmackDown! in 2003 to aid in a storyline between his brother and then-babyface, Brock Lesnar leading to a match at WrestleMania XIX between Lesnar and Kurt Eric switched places with Kurt to help him defeat Lesnar and retain his WWE Championship. He then appeared on an episode of SmackDown! the following week at his brother's side and was attacked by Lesnar. This was the last time Angle was seen in WWE as he was released from his developmental contract in 2003.
In August 2003, Eric Angle returned to wrestling in a local Pittsburgh independent promotion, International Wrestling Cartel (IWC). He wrestled for the promotion on three separate occasions. He was injured in his last match for the company and during his rehabilitation, decided to quit wrestling.