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Kurt Angle Points Out The Differences Between WWE And AEW

Former six times WWE World Champion Kurt Angle who is also a WWE Hall of Famer recently talked about the differences between the veteran professional wrestling promotion WWE and the newly formed rival promotion of WWE, AEW.

Since the very first day of formation of the promotion, AEW proved out to be a stronger so than WWE. They have shown promises and ambitions to grow popularity and make steps forward unlike WWE recently. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic WWE was forced to release a lot of big names from the roster. AEW signed most of them and utilizing them quite well.

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Kurt Angle Points Out The Differences Between WWE And AEW

There is a huge problem with WWE recently that they are failing to utilize their big names. There are a lot of wrestlers in WWE Who are capable of doing a lot but they are either doing a mid card or a lower mid card role. The biggest example of this being the Phenomenal AJ Styles who has the potential to be a face of any promotion but is jobbing mid card right now.

AEW has find a lot of big names recently including a CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and more. These names are enough to beat WWE in weekly television show ratings. They have already managed to beat NXT. Their next target is Friday Night Smackdown and soon the target will be Monday Night RAW. Is WWE coming to its end? Soon we will get all the answers.

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Kurt Angle who is a former six times WWE World champion recently spoke to Wrestling Inc. Daily where he pointed out the differences between WWE and AEW. He said;

“I think that the shareholders put a lot of pressure on the big man and tell him ‘keep everything PG rated. Gear it more for younger kids, that’s where the merchandise is.’ The WWE, their theory is, ‘if the kids are watching it, the parents are watching it too.

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“And the parents are going to pay for the merchandise for the kids, and they’re going to pay to go see the events. So they do have the right theory on it, but they’re losing the young adults.

“The 18 to 40 years olds that WWE had during the Attitude Era, that’s more the way AEW’s direction is right now. They’re swearing on the air, they’re putting up the middle fingers. It’s more of an Attitude Era attitude.”

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Kurt Angle Thinks WWE Should Not Stop Signing Indie Talents

Former WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is a former six times world champion in WWE recently said that WWE should not stop bringing in the independent wrestling talents. He also said that he would tread on that very lightly.

Recently it was seen that the WWE is not bringing enough talents from the independent circuit. But it has been a recruitment policy of WWE for years. In a number of years WWE has brought in a lot of independent talents and some of them are already big stars.

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Kurt Angle Thinks WWE Should Not Stop Signing Indie Talents

For a recent example, Daniel Bryan was one of the most over wrestlers in WWE during his prime time. He was one of the top baby faces of the promotion. WWE Brock theme from the independent wrestling. He was also working in the Ring of Honor professional wrestling promotion, and after living that promotion he kept on working on the independent circuit before Finally signing with WWE in 2009.

There are many other WWE stars who came from the independent wrestling and are doing quite excellent. WWE made a lot of Independent stars famous and of course they had all the potentials to be the climbing on top. But it looks like WWE is changing their policy on Independent wrestlers stars.

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Kurt Angle who is a former six times world champion in WWE recently spoke with  Wrestling Inc. Daily where he said that WWE should not stop bringing in the independent wrestling talents. He said;

“I would tread very lightly on that because there are a lot of incredible independent wrestlers. Wrestlers that never did any real sport but they’re very good at their craft, and I would like to see the percentage.

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“Fortunately, for me, I was a real athlete and won a gold medal at the Olympics. These kids that are trained to be pro wrestlers and working at the independent shows, they’re doing a lot of the work and they’re crafting their skills and their character.

“I don’t know how much character development occurs down at NXT, but I think a lot of character development occurs in independent shows.”

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Kurt Angle On Being Knocked Out At Summerslam 2000

WWE Hall of famer Kurt Angle who is a former six times world champion in WWE recently talked about the famous incident of him being knocked out during the main event of SummerSlam 2000 where is the WWE champion The Rock for the Championship along with Triple H.

Just a couple of months ago from the event he won the WWE king of the ring tournament of the mentioned year. In a very short amount of time the Olympic gold medallist earned a lot of fame from the WWE fans.

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Kurt Angle On Being Knocked Out At Summerslam 2000

There was a time in WWE when there are main event stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker and Kane. Kurt Angle was indeed one of the main eventers among all the huge names. And we must not forget that it was the famous Attitude Era after of WWE.

But there are so many times when wrestlers got serious injuries and even got knocked out in spite of having a scripted match. Injuries are very common in professional wrestling. Injuries have ruined careers of a lot of big names. The biggest examples of career ending injuries were the injuries of Bret” The Hitman” Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Kurt Angle who is a former six times world champion in WWE recently spoke on a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show where he talked about the famous incident of him being knocked out during the main event of SummerSlam 2000. He said;

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“Pat Patterson was a big part of it.  Rock, Triple H, and I all threw in our two cents worth. The story of the match was Triple H had to take me out at the beginning because he was so angry at me for kissing Stephanie.  We had to do a table spot.  I wasn’t supposed to get knocked out for real.

“It was supposed to be a work.  Unfortunately, the table gave way early.  Triple H had my arms behind my back with his pedigree finish, and he didn’t have time to let my arms go so I could protect myself.

“The table gave way early, and I got knocked out for real.  This was a nightmare because the match was structured where I was supposed to get ‘knocked out’, pretend, then I was going to come back, join in with Stephanie, and try to help Triple H.  Not help Triple H, but get involved in the match.

“Stephanie wanted me involved in the match because The Rock was kicking Triple H’s a**.  That was the story of the match.  I was supposed to get knocked out early.  I was going to come back 10 minutes later, go wrestle in the match, and the finish was the finish, which was The Rock going over.  The match told a great story.  I don’t remember any of it.  It was put together very well, but I have no recollection of it.

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“I did watch it back, and you could tell I was completely out of it.  You can tell they (The Rock, Triple H, and Stephanie) were calling spots to me if you look very closely.  I don’t have any recollection of the match.

“I remember up until the table spot, and then my memory came back when I was in the hospital with an oxygen mask on my face.  So, I have no recollection of what happened for like three hours that night.

“Watching it back, I wished it would have refreshed my memory, but seeing it, it was like doing it for the first time. The first time I saw it, I was like, ‘Oh God, I didn’t know I did that.’  I don’t have any recollection of it.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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Kurt Angle Says He Was Surprised When WWE Let Daniel Bryan Go

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is a former six times WWE World champion recently said that he was quite surprised when WWE Daniel Bryan go in spite of the fact he was one of the top babyfaces of the promotion.

WWE went on a releasing free sim the covid-19 pandemic struck the world of professional wrestling. They let go some of their biggest names which made a lot of fans and critics frown. Some of the decisions seemed really clueless. The release of Aleister Black felt one of the most clueless decisions ever made by WWE.

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Kurt Angle Says He Was Surprised When WWE Let Daniel Bryan Go

Another clueless decision that WWE made during this covid-19 pandemic situation has to be letting Daniel Bryan go for nothing. WWE is currently suffering to build up a constant babyface to lead the promotion. Both of the lead wrestlers from RAW and Smackdown are heel. And whatever they have their letting them go.

On the other hand, on RAW, Bobby Lashley vs Bray Wyatt for the WWE championship could have been an amazing feud.

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But one more time WWE came up with a clueless decision as they let Bray Wyatt go. Same on the SmackDown roster as well. Daniel Bryan was the only constant babyface of the promotion and they let him go. He is now in their rival promotion AEW.

Kurt Angle who is a former six times WWE World champion recently spoke to Wrestling Inc. Daily where he said that he was quite surprised when the WWE Daniel Bryan go in spite of the fact he was one of the top babyfaces of the promotion. He said;

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“I’m really surprised at that. I never thought that WWE would let him go. Daniel was a big part of the company for the past ten or so years. He was literally the top babyface in the company for a few years, so, I’m really surprised they let him go.

“But Daniel is probably happier in AEW for whatever reason. I don’t know if it was money or if he wasn’t happy with the direction of his character, but it had to be something that made him leave.”

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Kurt Angle What WWE Expects From Their Wrestlers

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who has been a six times World Champion in WWE recently revealed what WWE expected from their wrestlers and how the pressure remained on the stars themselves.

Angle is considered to be one of the biggest names in professional wrestling history. Only his presence is considered as one of the biggest things for any wrestling promotion. He has been one of the prime wrestlers of the World wrestling entertainment for seven long years. He joined WWE 1999 and left the promotion in 2006.

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Kurt Angle What WWE Expects From Their Wrestlers

After Angle left WWE in 2006 he joined the Total Nonstop Action, which is considered by a lot of wrestling critics believe that the biggest push for TNA to fight with WWE over ratings. As long as angle was with TNA, there TV ratings were really high.

A lot of fans and critics believe that the TV ratings of TNA dropped because of the departure of Kurt Angle. The All Elite Wrestling is a newly founded promotion who would need a professional wrestling legend like Kurt Angle to boost up their TV ratings.

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Kurt Angle who is a six times World Champion in WWE recently on his Kurt Angle Show podcast revealed what WWE expected from their wrestlers and how the pressure remained on the stars themselves. He said;

“Yeah, you have to be on every night. You’re gonna wrestle between 20 to 30 minutes, whether it’s a house show, TV, a pay-per-view, you’re gonna stay busy. And you’re carrying the company on your shoulders. So it’s a big responsibility, and you have to be ready for it.”

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“There is a lot of pressure because you’re expected to draw now. You’re the one that’s selling the tickets. The main one that’s selling the tickets in the pay-per-view buys. So you know, you know that in your mind. And you have other talent that’s up there upper-tier talent, it also, you know, help sell tickets. But, you know, from a champion standpoint, that’s your job.”

H/T and transcribed by Sportskeeda

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“It Was So Nerve Racking,” Kurt Angle Remembers Kissing Stephanie McMahon In WWE

Kurt Angle was one of those luckiest guys from the non-PG era of the WWE who got to feature in romantic angles with one of his bosses. Back in the days, Stephanie McMahon used to be an eye-candy diva just like the other female talents of the WWE locker room. Mostly, they were used for love angles, valet reasons, or skin show-off purposes.

Stephanie McMahon was no different despite the fact that she used to be Vince McMahon’s daughter. Kurt Angle had an amazing first year in WWE as he competed against several top Superstars, including Triple H. Back then, Hunter has just begun to bloom her relationship with Steph and WWE took the opportunity to book them in a love triangle in 2000 alongside the Olympic Gold Medalist.

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“It Was So Nerve Racking,” Kurt Angle Remembers Kissing Stephanie McMahon In WWE 1

During one of the segments from that ongoing storyline, Kurt Angle had to kiss Stephanie McMahon in a backstage segment. While speaking on his podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer talked about how it felt to kiss the Billion Dollar Princess. It could have been exciting for him but then again it was Vince McMahon, himself in charge of directing the scene. Hence the veteran superstar ended up having a terrifying experience on that night.

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Vince McMahon made things awkward for Kurt Angle

“It was so nerve racking. Not only that, the director was Vince McMahon. He was three feet away in a chair. I’m kissing Vince McMahon’s daughter right in front of him, of course I didn’t want to slip her the tongue,” the host of The Kurt Angle Show podcast noted.

“I didn’t know what to do, I was so nervous about it because Vince McMahon is just standing there looking and he’s wide eyed like ‘I want to see this.’ I was like ‘holy crap, this is so weird.’ It was a great moment for me because it did so much for me but it was really uncomfortable.”

“It Was So Nerve Racking,” Kurt Angle Remembers Kissing Stephanie McMahon In WWE 2

Kurt Angle started working as a backstage producer in the WWE once his wrestling career was over at Wrestlemania 35 in 2019 after coming up short in a match against Baron Corbin. But then he was furloughed from his job amid the COVID-19 budgets cuts within the WWE.

Then WWE proceeded to offer him a role and that’s to manage Riddle who made his main roster debut, last year. But Kurt Angle has been focused on expanding his own business and hence he decided to stay away from signing with WWE or AEW.

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Kurt Angle On His TNA Run

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is a six times TNA Heavyweight Champion of the World recently talked about his run in TNA. He had a 10 year long career in TNA and he said that he did not regret about it at all.

Kurt Angle joined TNA after a successful run of eight years in WWE. Back then it was a huge challenge for him to remain as famous as he was in WWE. He started his career by breaking the undefeated streak of Samoa Joe.

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Kurt Angle On His TNA Run

Since then he went on to become one of the biggest stars of the promotion. He went on to become the leader of the star-studded function of TNA called the Main Event Mafia. It was a team of Legends of professional wrestling like Sting, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Booker T, Christian Cage and more legends. Indeed he was one of the biggest stars in the promotion.

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Not only he was a six times TNA Heavyweight Champion of the World, but he also won different championships in the promotion like the X Division Championship, the TNA Tag Team Championship, and the king of the Mountain 2 times. He was inducted into the Hall Of Fame of TNA in 2013. In 2016 he left TNA and went back to WWE.

Kurt Angle who is a six times TNA Heavyweight Champion of the world recently hosted a Q&A session of his Kurt Angle Show podcast talked about his run in TNA. He said;

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“Well, it was an adjustment, you know, wrestling in front of a smaller crowd. It was a bit tough. You are spoiled when you are in WWE, you have sold out shows everywhere. TNA was a much smaller company, but it was a great smaller company.

“They did great ratings on Spike TV. We were doing 2 million viewers a week, we had a good little run. So, I don’t regret my decision, but it was difficult at the beginning to adjust to it.”

H/T and transcribed by Fightful

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Kurt Angle Reveals He turned Down Multiple Contracts From AEW

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is also a former five times WWE World champion recently revealed that he received multiple offers from the all Elite wrestling but he decided to turn them all down. He also talked about the offer details and how Tony Khan was really nice to him.

Kurt Angle was not seen in any professional wrestling promotion since leaving WWE during covid-19 pandemic situation. He was working as a backstage personnel at WWE after announcing his retirement from in ring action. But WWE was forced to release him last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, as mentioned above.

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Kurt Angle Reveals He turned Down Multiple Contracts From AEW

There cannot be any doubt that Kurt Angle is one of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling. He might have earned his early fame from WWE but his time in the Total Nonstop Action wrestling was also very precious. He won the TNA Heavyweight Championship of the World for a total of six times.

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In some recently given interviews, Angle name the that he was in the best shape of his life and he was pretty much confident that he could still give 5 star matches if he got into the ring even at the age of 52. Fans still want the Olympic gold medallist back in action. But it has also been cleared by him that he does not want to get back into the ring until the right time arrives.

Kurt Angle who is a former five times WWE World champion recently spoke to Wrestling Inc. Daily where he revealed that he received multiple offers from the all Elite wrestling but he decided to turn them all down. He said;

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“Yes, they offered me a couple of different contracts. I turned it down for personal reasons, but Tony Khan’s been really nice to me, very generous, and I really appreciate his interest in having me there.”

“At this particular time, I can’t do it……the first offer, they wanted me to have many matches. The next offer, I think, was three matches, and then one was just an on-camera personality, no wrestling.”

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Kurt Angle Speaks On The Growth Of Matt Riddle

Former six times World champion in WWE Kurt Angle who is also a WWE Hall of Famer recently talked about the growth of the current WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle and praised the former MMA star.

Believe it or not, Matt riddle started his career through the Mixed Martial Arts. And he has an impressive record in his MMA career. In his total number of thirteen fights, he won eight of them, two of them went to no contest and lost only three.

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Kurt Angle Speaks On The Growth Of Matt Riddle

Riddle came to professional wrestling in 2014. He spent four years on the independent circuit before coming to WWE in 2018. He started his WWE career through NXT. A total of two years were spent by Riddle on the NXT. In these two years he won the NXT Tag Team Championship one time with the Bruiserweight Pete Dunne.

He made his main roster debut last year on May. From the very first day office main roster career he has been extremely impressive. He won his first main Rockstar title at the Elimination Chamber pay per view event of this year. Right now he is having a tag team storyline with Randy Orton. The duo is extremely fun to watch.

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Kurt Angle who is a former six times world champion in WWE recently spoke with  Wrestling Inc. Daily where he talked about the growth of the current WWE RAW Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle. He said;

“He’s doing extremely well, but he came in with a character, the ‘Bro’ thing. It works so well, and they put him in the right place. They teamed him up with Randy Orton.

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“Randy is more of a miserable guy that doesn’t get along with anybody, and here’s this kid that kind of makes Randy like him. Which, Randy never likes anybody.

“His character anyway, but he rubbed off on him, and it’s a great story. And those are the kinds of things that Gable Stevenson is going to need to have, along with his ability.”

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Kurt Angle On The Importance Of Summerslam 2000

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle who is also a former five times WWE World champion recently talked about the importance of the triple threat WWE World Championship main event match from SummerSlam pay per view of 2000 which included Angle himself and also The Rock and Triple H.

Just a couple of months ago from the event, he won the WWE King of the Ring tournament of the mentioned year. In a very short amount of time the Olympic gold medalist earned a lot of fame from the WWE fans.

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Kurt Angle On The Importance Of Summerslam 2000

There was a time in WWE when there are main event stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker and Kane. Kurt Angle was indeed one of the main eventers among all the huge names. And we must not forget that it was the famous Attitude Era after of WWE.

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle. Image Credits: Twitter

But there are so many times when wrestlers got serious injuries and even got knocked out in spite of having a scripted match. Injuries are very common in professional wrestling. Injuries have ruined careers of a lot of big names. The biggest examples of career ending injuries were the injuries of Bret” The Hitman” Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Kurt Angle who is also a former five times WWE World champion recently spoke on his Kurt Angle show podcast where he talked about the importance of the triple threat WWE World Championship main event match from SummerSlam pay per view of 2000. He said;

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“This match made me who I am. Vince McMahon saw a person that sacrificed himself and would do whatever he had to at all costs to make the show go on. I think that night he decided to give me the world title, which I would win in the next couple of months against Rock at No Mercy.

“I believe he told me after the match or the next day on RAW. He said, ‘You really stepped up last night. What you did for me and what you did for the company, we are going to give it back to you, and before I knew it, I won the world title at No Mercy against The Rock two months later.”

H/T and transcribed by Sportskeeda

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