WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle took part in a Q&A session on his Facebook page where he took questions from fans.
Right off the bat, Angle was asked about the current product that WWE is presenting to their fanbase. Although the legendary pro wrestler is no longer active the in-ring as a performer, he is still with the company and in a significant role.
Angle has mentioned interviews that he signed a contract to remain with WWE in a backstage role to work with the younger talent. This is where he defended WWE’s product.
“The shows are about as good as they’re going to be. Keep in mind that WWE is a world wide phenomenon. It’s bigger than ever. With that comes responsibility. WWE is a publicly traded company that gears toward children and families. During the attitude era, wwe catered to young adults. The storylines were Rated R type storylines. WWE can not do those types of storylines anymore.
Angle continued, “And IF they do, it has to be done very carefully. WWE has shareholders that are involved in the product. The shareholders want the company to remain a “family” type show. That’s the difference in writing. As far as the wrestling is concerned, it’s every bit as good now as it ever was. These are strictly my opinions, but I think they’re accurate.”
WWE recently felt the impact of their decline in popularity as the Stomping Grounds pay-per-view didn’t draw well and Monday’s RAW only drew 3500 fans in attendance.