Kurt Angle: WWE is worth nine billion dollars, Tony Khan has money too but not WWE type of money

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Angle chats WWE and AEW. 

A new documentary about WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is on the Peacock service. Angle has been making the media rounds to promote it and one of the outlets he spoke to was the Grue Rume Show

As their conversation rolled on, Angle touched on the discourse between viewers of pro wrestling, specifically those choosing sides between AEW and WWE. Angle would mention that WWE is valued at nine billion dollars and while AEW President Tony Khan has money, he does not have WWE type of money. That portion of Angle’s comments stemmed from him being asked what current talents he sees that can ‘carry the ball’. 

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. 

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. 

AEW is coming off of their All Out pay-per-view and to watch POST Wrestling’s review of that event, head over to this link

WWE and UFC are merging together to form TKO Group Holdings and Endeavor shared that they expect the deal to be finalized this month. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Grue Rume Show with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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