WWE hall of fame star and Olympian launches NFT

Kurt Angle has partnered with LuchaCoin to launch his own NFT collection

Kurt Angle in fighting pose, Hollywood                                 
Kurt Angle, Hollywood - Photo:Shutterstock

Kurt Angle, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) hall of fame star and former freestyle wrestling Olympic gold medallist is launching his first ever non-fungible token (NFT).

Angle is launching the NFT with LuchaCoin, which unveiled its first Lucha NFTs in April 2021. Angle is not the first wrestler LuchaCoin has worked with, as the company has also partnered with Angelina Love, Gail Kim and El Phantasmo.

The Kurt Angle Gold Card NFT features the “greatest” moments in the wrestler’s life, such as the 1996 Olympic Games and his pro wrestling championship runs.  

Owners of the NFT will be included in social media posts from verified Kurt Angle accounts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, as well as receiving a personal video message and a Zoom meet and greet.

“Wrestling fans are some of the best fans in the world”

Stevan Cvjetkovich, co-founder of LuchaCoin, said: “Wrestling fans are some of the best fans in the world. You go to or watch any wrestling show and you can see, hear and feel that these people live, breathe and die wrestling.

“We wanted to create something that showed how important the fans are to us and to our company. So, it was only natural that we created an NFT of the legend Kurt Angle that fans can get a lot out of.”

LuchaCoin has also partnered with Tree Canada, a non-profit charitable organisation that promotes the planting and nurturing of trees in Canada's urban and rural areas. The partnership aims to offset LuchaCoin’s carbon footprint, which Angle regards as important.

Champion surfer mulls launching crypto with recycling links


Meanwhile, 11-time world championship surfer Kelly Slater has unveiled he is contemplating creating his own cryptocurrency linked to recycling efforts.

The 49-year-old renowned surfer stated that he has been watching the progress of Bitcoin and Ethereum for years.

Slater has spent decades as an environmental activist and is currently focusing on a wood recycling company. The pro surfer is hoping to be able to link his own crypto to recycling efforts.

The surfer said: “Because I’m so interested in crypto, and my partners are, too, we’re brainstorming.”

Only 100 minted Kurt Angle Gold Cards NFTs were created, going on sale on 9 August.   

Further reading: Burberry enters NFT marketplace

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