WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently spoke to WrestlingINC on the new AEW television deal with Turner. The long tenured TNA performer has a history going up against WWE and he believes that whilst the TNT deal for AEW is lucrative the company will never catch up with WWE.

“I want the fans to be excited about it. I’m gonna tell you this though, and I don’t wanna come around in five years and say ‘I told you so.’ Listen, WWE is the No. 1 brand and will always be No. 1…There’s no way in heck anybody’s gonna catch up to them. If this company… I’m not daring them, I’m just saying it’s not bad to be No. 2. If you’re gonna set out to be No. 1, then you’re gonna spend a lot of F’n money,” stated Angle.

“What I’m saying is that I think AEW can be a good addition to wrestling. I believe that it can be a great No. 2 company. But if they wanna be No. 1, be prepared to spend hundreds of millions of dollars,” stated Angle. “If you’re gonna catch up to WWE, you’re gonna have to do that.

“I welcome AEW to do whatever they want to do to become No. 1. But I’m telling you right now, they’re gonna have a great run but WWE is No. 1 and always will be.”

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