During a recent appearance on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Kurt Angle talked about a wide range of topics.
One topic came up and that was the differences between AEW and WWE products as WWE is more family friendly while All Elite Wrestling is more adult oriented.
“I don’t think they (WWE) can because they’re publicly traded,” Angle 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.”