Known by the ring name Jason Jordan, Nathan Everhart is a professional wrestler who currently performs on the Raw brand of the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). The former amateur wrestler was sent off to the developmental territory of the WWE -Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) after he signed a contract with the company in 2011, before debuting in NXT in 2012.
In 2017, the internet, as well as the wrestling community was thoroughly scandalized when professional wrestler and actor Kurt Angle, revealed that Jason Jordan was his son. Although this turned out to be fiction, two questions have remained unanswered in the minds of many. The first is; if Kurt isn’t Jason’s dad, then who is? and the second is how is Jason Jordan Related To Kurt Angle? Read on to find answers to these questions.
Brief Bio – Early Life
Jordan was born in Tinley Park, Illinois, on the 28th day of September 1988. His love for the game of wrestling dates back to his childhood days. He began as an amateur wrestler which he thought to be the same as professional wrestling.
In High School, he played football, baseball and also competed in wrestling. During his time at Indiana University, he also competed in the Big Ten Conference and later became a three-time national qualifier at the Division I level.
While still at the University, where he eventually bagged a B.A in biology with minors in chemistry, social science, and medicine, Jason was ranked thrice in a row as the nation’s top 15. In one of the rankings, he came second at heavyweight weighing 225 pounds while competing at the 285-pound weight class, thus, using his speed and agility to defeat bigger opponents.
During his senior days, he was practically undefeated in the regular season recording as much as 35-0. At some point during his days at the University, he worked as a student coach, coaching two persons – a 197 lbs and a heavyweight. After graduation, he forfeited dental school to pursue a career as a professional wrestler
Nathan Everhart was discovered back in college by a WWE road agent, Gerald Brisco, who recruited him to take part in a WWE tryout in 2010. After the tryout, he was offered a WWE contract, which he got to sign after college.
After signing the contract in 2011, he was sent off to the company’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he took the ring name Jason Jordan. He made his first professional appearance on the 30th of September, in a match, he teamed up with Abraham Washington against Calvin Raines and Big E Langston.
His first appearance in a televised match was in November of the same year, when he teamed up with Colin Cassady and Mike Dalton against The Ascension. They lost the match. He continued appearing on FCW, the brand was replaced with NXT, and he made his debut in the rebranded platform in 2012.
Before appearing on NXT, Jordan alongside CJ Parker won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship at a live event which made him the FCW Tag Team Championship holder before the brand was eventually deactivated and replaced with NXT.
In 2015, Jason and Chad Gable formed a tag team they called American Alpha, before being drafted to SmackDown and then winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
American Alpha (AA) was eventually disbanded in 2017 when Jordan made his first appearance on Raw brand as the storyline son of the General Manager of the brand, who happened to be Kurt Angle.
Till date, Jason Jordan remains the first and in fact, the only man to win NXT Tag Team Championships, SmackDown, and the Raw. He also holds the FCW Tag Team Championship. His video game debut was in WWE 2K17, he also appeared in WWE 2K18 as a playable character.
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Is Jason Jordan Related To Kurt Angle?
In a July 2017 episode of the Raw, the brand manager, Kurt Angle, revealed Jason Jordan as his long-lost son. The mysterious Kurt Angle storyline goes, thus: Kurt during his college days at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania dated a young girl who he broke up with after a brief fling, without knowing she got pregnant for him and eventually had a baby boy.
Angle only got to know about his son who happens to be Jason through his ex-girlfriend who had given up the child to be adopted. Jordan on discovering he was adopted hired a private investigator to track down his real parents. The private investigator would in turn find out that Jordan’s real mother was Angle’s college sweetheart and that Angle was his real father.
That sounds convincing, right? Well, that’s not the case in reality. Kurt maybe Jason Jordan’s dad professionally, but certainly not in reality as the two are not related biologically in any way. The storyline is simply one of those stories told in professional wrestling to spice up the whole game. It was actually, on the basis of this tale that Jordan was moved to the Raw brand, disbanding the American Alpha.
Who Is Jason Jordan’s Father And Family Members?
Discovering the Jason and Kurt’s story was only fictional, many have kept asking, who then is Jason’s real father and who are his family members? Though there isn’t so much information about his father, there are pieces of evidence online that proves that Kurt Angle isn’t his real father at all.
Back in 2014, Jason’s wife, April Everhart posted a photo of her husband and his father on her Instagram with the caption “Father & Son” and her father-in-law in that photo is certainly not Kurt Angle.
Jason told the Miami Herald that his father, mother and other family members watched him win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship back in December 2016.
He has three brothers whom he revealed to ESPN that he has always been close with and has had ups and downs with.
The WWE star has been married to April Elizabeth since March 2017. April is the owner of NE styles company.