Karen Jarrett Career Highlights
In The Beginning:
Karen Smedley graduated from Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, PA – class of 1990..
Karen Smedley was an exotic dancer before she was married to Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle..
Karen & Kurt Angle have two children, daughter Kyra (December 2, 2002) and son Kody (October 26, 2006).
Total Nonstop Action – Winner Take All:
July 19, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Samoa Joe challenged Kurt Angle to have a match for all the championships – Kurt Angle agreed to it!
August 2, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle showed up with his wife (carrying all his belts) and daughter (carrying his big suitcase).. ~~~Karen Angle broke free of her abusive husband later that night saying she hated his gold medals and their marriage is OVER!
August 9, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle had an emotional break-down due to his wife and daughter leaving him last week.. ~~~Samoa Joe invited Karen Angle and a guest to sit in the front row at Hard Justice on PPV to watch the “Winner Take All” match
August 12, 2007 – TNA Hard Justice: Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe in a “Winner Take All” match with help from Karen Angle! ~~~Karen Angle sat in the front row with her “new boyfriend” but it was all a trick and she eventually turned on Samoa Joe!
~~~Kurt Angle retained his World Heavyweight title and captured Joe’s World Tag Team and X-Division championships!
August 16, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt & Karen Angle gave each other Awards for their performance in screwing Samoa Joe.. ~~~Jim Cornette interrupted the cermony and announced that Kurt Angle would defend all three title at No Surrender!
~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Kurt Angle attacked Abyss with multiple chairshots and then Karen Angle wanted a shot too..
Total Nonstop Action – Kurt Angle vs. Abyss:
August 23, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated The Steiner Brothers in a Handicap match..
August 30, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Sting beat Samoa Joe and AJ Styles and Christian in a 4-WAY to win 1/2 of the Tag Team titles.. ~~~The winner of the match earned the right to become Kurt Angle’s tag partner and inherited 1/2 of the TNA Tag Team titles..
September 6, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss & Jay Lethal defeated Kurt Angle & Sting (Abyss pinned Kurt Angle to win!)… ~~~After the match: Ron Killings & Adam “Pacman” Jones hit the ring and spray-painted “PAC” on the back of Kurt Angle..
September 9, 2007 – TNA No Surrender: Ron Killings & Pacman Jones beat Kurt Angle & Sting to win the TNA Tag Team titles.. ~~~Karen Angle showed up and took a dive and claimed Sting had slapped her so Kurt Angle gave Sting an Angle-slam!
~~~LATER: “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal defeated Kurt Angle (in his second match) to win the TNA X-Division title!
~~~MAIN EVENT: Kurt Angle (third match) defeated Abyss by Submission to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
Total Nonstop Action – Kurt Angle vs. Sting:
September 13, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt & Karen Angle bragged about beating Sting and then viciously assaulted Sting.. ~~~Kurt Angle vs. Abyss in a Six Sides of Steel Submission match ended in a No Contest when Judas Mesias interfered..
September 20, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Sting got a 50-foot restraining order against Karen Angle and had her immediately arrested..
October 4, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle went all the way to California to harass Sting’s son (Garrett) at his football game..
October 11, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle showed up wearing Garrett Borton’s Football Jersey as a badge of honor.. ~~~Kevin Nash & Karen Angle convinced Kurt Angle that he crossed the line and Kurt searched for Sting so he could apologize..
~~~MAIN EVENT: Kurt Angle & Brothers Ray & Devon beat Junior Fatu & LAX (Homicide & Hernandez w/The Latino Nation)..
~~~Sting was hiding under a mask within the Latino Nation and attacked Kurt Angle after the match with a Scorpion Deathlock!
October 14, 2007 – TNA Bound For Glory: Sting defeated Kurt Angle to capture the TNA World Heavyweight title!!!!!!!!! ~~~Karen Angle distracted the referee as Kevin Nash interfered on behalf of Kurt Angle but it couldn’t stop Sting from winning!
October 25, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated Sting to recapture the TNA World Heavyweight title.. ~~~Kevin Nash helped Kurt Angle win the match, but when Nash offered a post-match handshake, Angle flipped him the bird!
November 1, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle spent the night interrogating people about the identity of Sting’s “mystery” partner..
November 8, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Sting & Samoa Joe & Eric Young defeated Kurt Angle & Robert Roode & James Storm..
November 11, 2007 – TNA Genesis: Kevin Nash & Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated Sting & “A Mystery” (Booker T w/Sharmell).. ~~~Kurt Angle escaped with his title with help from A.J. Styles & Tomko – a secret arrangement set up by his wife Karen Angle..
November 15, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated Kaz to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
Total Nonstop Action – Kurt Angle:
November 22, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle & Karen Angle hosted a lame Thanksgiving Dinner for the TNA Wrestlers…
November 29, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Samoa Joe & Kaz & S.Steiner & Abyss beat Kurt Angle & AJ Styles & Tomko & Christian..
December 2, 2007 – TNA Turning Point: Kevin Nash & Samoa Joe & Eric Young defeated Kurt Angle & A.J. Styles & Tomko.. December 11, 2007: Karen Angle suffered a broken leg during an iMPACT! tapings in Orlando, Florida..
December 27, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Booker T (w/Sharmell) & Christian Cage beat Kurt Angle (w/Karen) & Robert Roode (w/Tracy)..
January 6, 2008 – TNA Final Resolution: Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated Christian to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
January 31, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Tomko defeated TNA World Champion Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle in a Non-title match.. ~~~A.J. Styles was forced to be the special referee and was ordered by Jim Cornette to count the three or else he would be fired!
February 10, 2008 – TNA Against All Odds: Kurt Angle w/Karen Angle defeated Christian Cage to retain the TNA World title.. ~~~Special enforcer Samoa Joe chased A.J. Styles backstage but Tomko turned on Christian Cage and help Kurt Angle win!
February 14, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: In honor of Valentine’s Day, Kurt Angle gave Karen a ceremony to renew their wedding vows.. ~~~Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash came down and reeked havock, ambushing Kurt Angle and stripping him down to his underwear..
~~~The minister (who was knocked down) got up and said “I now pronounce you Man and Wife, you may now kiss the bride”..
~~~~~The only problem was A.J. Styles was standing there with Karen Angle so he got excited and gave Karen a big kiss!!
Total Nonstop Action – The Angles get Separated:
February 21, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen Angle tried to fix things with Kurt Angle but he shunned her and told her to get lost… ~~~A.J. Styles went out on a date with Karen Angle, who became smitten with A.J.’s boyish charm by the end of the night..
February 28, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle once again blew off Karen when she approached him to save their marriage.. ~~~During Kurt’s match against Kevin Nash, Karen got bumped and A.J. Styles carried her backstage for medical attention..
March 13, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle beat Kaz by Submission in a Non-title match.. ~~~After the match; Kurt Angle cut a promo on Samoa Joe before being interrupted by Karen Angle, who wanted a seperation!
~~~Kurt Angle said that was a great idea so now he can concentrate on Samoa Joe and not put up with her high maintenence..
March 20, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Booker T w/Sharmell defeated A.J. Styles w/special guest Karen Angle..
March 27, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen Angle gave a sit-down interview with Mike Tenay about her seperation..
April 13, 2008 – TNA Lockdown: Samoa Joe defeated Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage match to win the TNA World Heavyweight title! ~~~Karen Angle bought a front-row ticket but when Kurt Angle saw her he ordered security to escort her out of the building!
May 15, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle read a message for Karen Angle, saying he forgives her and will take her back now..
May 22, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle tried to bury the hatchet with his wife, but Karen said Kurt was not capable of change.. ~~Later that Night; Styles & Tomko started to fight – until Team 3-D & Booker T joined in to help beat the living crap out of Styles!
~~~Karen Angle threw herself on Styles to protect him from the onslaught and she was joined by Kurt Angle on the line of defense..
~~~Kurt Angle turned around and saw his wife Karen all over the bloody A.J. Styles so he whacked Styles with a vicious chairshot!
May 29, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle accused Karen of cheating on him with A.J. Styles so she slapped him across the face! ~~~A.J. Styles then attacked Kurt Angle, but Team 3-D, Tomko & Booker T showed up to assault Styles (dejavu from last week)..
~~~~~~~~~~~Christian Cage came out to help his former protege, A.J. Styles, but he was beaten up by the group of heels as well..
June 5, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle and Karen Angle did an interview via sattelite from separate locations.. ~~~Kurt Angle once again accused Karen of sleeping with A.J. Styles and threatened to break every bone in A.J.’s body..
June 8, 2008 – TNA Slammiversary: “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles defeated Kurt Angle in a Super Grudge Match..
Total Nonstop Action – Karen Angle:
June 12, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen Angle became a contracted member of the TNA roster and A.J. Styles came to her defense.. ~~~MAIN EVENT: Kurt Angle defeated A.J. Styles in a Lumberjack match with lots of interference from the Lumberjacks!
~~~Karen Angle showed up and dared Kurt to hit her, knowing he was banned from doing so by TNA management earlier…
~~~Suddenly, Amazing Kong (w/Raesha Saed) hit the ring and demolished Karen Angle as husband Kurt watched on grinning.
June 19, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: In an interview conducted via sattelite, Karen Angle said she would be in Orlando next week..
June 26, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: A.J. Styles was lured to the ring by a challenge from Frank Trigg, leaving Karen backstage alone.. ~~~Kurt Angle showed up in Karen’s dressing room with The Beautiful People, who gave Karen the “brown paper bag treatment.”
July 3, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen slapped Kurt – The Beautiful People threatened Karen until Gail Kim & ODB made the save!
Total Nonstop Action – Karen’s Angle:
July 17, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Next week Karen Angle debuts her new pre-taped Talk Show segment called “Karen’s Angle”..
July 24, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kaz was a guest on Karen’s Angle, talking about his training, Killer Kowalski, and Bret Hart..
July 31, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Kaz’s second appearance on Karen’s Angle featured Kaz announcing his retirement from TNA.. ~~~~After the interview, Tomko showed up to harass Karen Angle about cheating on Kurt Angle with A.J. Styles..
August 7, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Frank Trigg (Kurt’s best friend) was a guest on Karen’s Angle and harassed Karen endlessly..
August 14, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: The Beautiful People were guest’s on Karen’s Angle and introduced their stylist, Kip James..
August 21, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: So-Cal Val was a guest on Karen’s Angle, but Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal also showed up on set.. ~~~Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt started brawling until Lethal went to throw a punch and accidentally hit Val in the face with his elbow!
August 28, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss was a guest on Karen’s Angle and read a poem for her before giving her some of his hair..
September 11, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Sting was a guest on Karen’s Angle talking about his crusade to bring respect back to wrestling..
September 25, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen Angle interviewed Christian Cage and desperately tried to make him “choose sides”..
October 9, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Karen Angle interviewed Mick Foley about being the special enforcer at Bound For Glory..
Total Nonstop Action – Jeff Jarrett w/Karen vs. Kurt Angle:
January 13, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: Jeff Jarrett showed up at the iMPACT Zone with his wife, Karen Jarrett – aka the former Mrs. Karen Angle.. ~~~Jeff Jarrett went to the ring and introduced her, but Kurt Angle showed up instead and went after Jeff until Karen Jarrett finally appeared..
~~~Karen Jarrett announced that she would be giving her side of the story next week and suggested that Kurt dress for the occasion..
January 20, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle threatened to pull all the skeleton’s out of Karen Jarrett’s closet if she didn’t leave TNA.. ~~~~LATER: Jeff Jarrett & Karen Jarrett went to the ring and talked badly about Kurt Angle, until Kurt showed up to confront both of them..
~~~~Karen Jarrett tried to hit Kurt with her shoe but Kurt caught her… they had a staredown until Jeff took him down with a low-blow!
~~~~EVEN LATER: Kurt called out the Jarrett’s, but ended up getting beat up by Jeff Jarrett, Gunner & Murphy, and all of Immortal..
January 27, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: Immortal started the show by attacking Kurt Angle until Crimson made the save with a baseball bat! ~~~~LATER: Immortal defeated Kurt Angle & Crimson in a Handicap match after Jeff Jarrett hit the Stroke and pinned Angle 1-2-3..
February 3, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: They showed a series of videos featuring Jeff & Karen Jarrett at home spending time with all five of their kids.
February 10, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett w/ Karen Jarrett had an official contract signing in the middle of the ring.. ~~~The match stipulation was that if Kurt Angle wins, he gets sole custody of his and Karen Jarrett’s two children (Karen Jarrett hated this idea)..
~~~However, if Jeff Jarrett wins, then Kurt has to walk Karen Jarrett down the isle when the Jarrett’s renew their vows on March 3rd iMPACT..
~~~MAIN EVENT: Kurt Angle & A.J. Styles defeated Jeff Hardy & Jeff Jarrett w/ Karen Jarrett (followed by a huge post match brawl)
February 13, 2011 – TNA Against All Odds: Jeff Jarrett w/ Karen Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle – (Angle took off his boots after the match) ~~~Due to the loss, Kurt Angle must now walk Karen Jarrett down the isle when she renews her wedding vows to Jeff Jarrett on March 3rd..
Total Nonstop Action – Jeff Jarrett & Karen Jarrett:
February 17, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: The Jarrett’s were shown in a series of videos at the spa and preparing for their wedding.. ~~~Later, they went to a restaurant where the food was terrible – but it turned out that Kurt Angle was cooking in the kitchen!
February 24, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: The Jarrett’s were once again shown in a series of videos preparing for their ceremony on March 3rd..
March 3, 2011 – TNA iMPACT: The ceremony was interrupted when Kurt attacked Jeff Jarrett and slammed Karen Jarrett’s face in the cake! ~~~On the second attempt, Kurt Angle played along, walking Karen Jarrett down the isle and standing behind Jeff with a big grin on his face..
~~Kurt Angle stood there smiling the entire time, as the Jarrett’s did their vows and took verbal jabs at Kurt – who never budged an inch..
~~When the ceremony was over, Kurt pulled out an axe and everyone scattered while Kurt destroyed all of the wedding stuff in the ring..
March 13, 2011 – TNA Victory Road: They showed clips from the Jarrett honeymoon with the kids and Karen Jarrett complaining the whole time. May 15, 2011 – Sacrifice: Kurt Angle and Chyna defeated Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett.
Curtis (Clarion Grad 1982) wrote: Greetings. Kurt’s tattoo on his shoulder is his COLLEGE mascot, the Golden Eagle, of Clarion University of Pennsylvania. It could NOT be his HS mascot since Mt. Lebanon (PA) mascot is the Blue Devil.