Kurt Angle spoke on comparisons between WWE and AEW, saying Tony Khan doesn’t have the money WWE does.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has worked for numerous companies throughout his wrestling career, and during a new interview with the Grue Rume Show, he spoke about comparisons between WWE and AEW, first addressing the talent on both rosters and comparing the stars to his time in the Attitude Era.
“I like watching Kenny Omega wrestle for AEW. He’s a great wrestler, great athlete. I love the guys, wrestlers like Ricochet in WWE. I think he’s really underrated. I think a guy like that can be a huge main eventer for the company and draw a lot of money for them. The matches that he has are just incredible.
“But, yeah, for the most part, both companies got a lot of talent right now and I wouldn’t say they have the talent that we had back in the Attitude Era. Back then, everybody was a superstar. The lower-end card guys, the middle card guys, I mean, The Godfather, Val Venis, Bob Holly, guys who were mid-card, opening card guys were huge stars at the time. Now, there are like five or six top guys in the company that everybody knows and everybody else is just not really as recognized.
“So, back then, we had a special group of guys but don’t get me wrong, the guys today, they’re actually much more athletic than we were. They do a lot more crazy stuff, a lot more flips and acrobatic stunts but hopefully, they’ll hone that in and come back to the way wrestling was where, you know, you have wrestling holds, wrestling moves, stuff like that. Not just stunts. But, I think everybody’s doing a good job today in WWE and AEW.”
Kurt Angle Believes WWE Is Still Winning Over Tony Khan’s AEW
Continuing, Kurt Angle spoke about fans picking sides when it comes to the perceived war between WWE and AEW. Angle said that while AEW is achieving great success, WWE is still in the lead as Tony Khan doesn’t have the same level of money as his rival sports entertainment giant.
“It’s crazy because fans pick sides. They pick who their favorite is and WWE is still in the lead. I think they’ll always be in the lead. Don’t get me wrong, AEW’s doing great, but they’ve done pretty well on ratings. From time to time, they’ve actually came close to beating WWE in ratings at certain points but the WWE is just a monster. They’re a company that’s worth nine billion dollars and when you have that kind of money behind you, it’s just really hard to compete with. Don’t get me wrong, Tony Khan has money too, but not WWE type of money.”
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