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.
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.
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.
“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.”