• Kurt Angle On What Pressure WWE Faces That AEW Doesn’t
During a recent interview with Wrestlinginc, WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle talked about WWE’s programming being TV-PG and AEW’s programming being TV-14.
Angle said that WWE faces a lot of pressure from the shareholders to stay PG, while AEW doesn’t have to deal with that.
Here’s what the former WWF Champion said:
“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.”
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• On This Day In Wrestling History (September 5, 1981) – AWA All-Star Wrestling
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on September 5, 1981, Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association aired an episode of their weekly TV Show ‘AWA All-Star Wrestling’.
The show featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring several AWA Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Billy Robinson vs. Tom “Rocky” Stone
2 out of 3 falls: The East-West Connection vs. Ricky Young & Sonny Rogers
Baron Von Raschke vs. Nacho Bererra
Hulk Hogan vs. Herman Schaffer
AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel vs. Chris Curtis
Tito Santana vs. Rene Goulet