Kurt Angle recently made an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast to discuss the recent merger between the WWE and UFC.
During the podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed that both companies had contracts that prevented talent and fighters from crossing over to the other company in the past. He said,
“I know that Dana [White] and Vince [McMahon], their contracts have specifically, ‘You can’t go to WWE.’ If you’re WWE, ‘You can’t go to UFC,’” Angle said (per Fightful). “They were going against each other when they shouldn’t be. WWE should be worried about AEW, not UFC. Before the merger, I don’t know what’s going on now. In their contracts, it was ‘you can’t crossover to UFC, UFC can’t crossover to WWE.’”
The only exception made was for Brock Lesnar who competed at UFC 200.
In other news, WWE producer TJ Wilson recently appeared on the “Out of Character” to podcast his matches with Bryan Danielson in NJPW and in WWE. Wildon had nothing but high praise for the AEW wrestler.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On working with Danielson in the ring: “My whole second tour of New Japan was Bryan and I in tags. We would do tags, six-man, and eight-man tags. Liger, same thing, he would come to back, ‘Perfect, every night so good.’ I was like, ‘teaming with Bryan is about as easy as it gets. This is easy.’ He makes my job so easy and it was fun.”
On his Saturday Morning Slam match with Danielson: “What I always laugh so hard about that match is, it has to be the funniest or worst use of Kane’s entrance and pyro of all-time. We used it out of like the airplane, and it goes into an airplane spin. That distracted me and Bryan hit me with an airplane spin. He’s dizzy too, so he misses a dropkick in the corner where I’m nowhere near there. I remember Bryan laughing so hard. That was in Buffalo, and this fan has a giant sign saying ‘Tyson Kidd is a workhorse.’ We get to the back and Bryan was laughing so hard and was like, ‘Not tonight. Not tonight you’re not’ because we were in this comedy match. He’s laughing and is all, ‘You really let that guy down tonight.’”
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The recent merger between the WWE and UFC has been a hot topic of discussion among wrestling and MMA fans alike. One person who recently shared his thoughts on the matter is WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, who made an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
During the podcast, Angle revealed that both companies had contracts in the past that prevented talent and fighters from crossing over to the other company. He mentioned that both Dana White, the president of UFC, and Vince McMahon, the chairman and CEO of WWE, had clauses in their contracts that stated, “You can’t go to WWE” or “You can’t go to UFC.” This meant that talent from one company couldn’t make the switch to the other.
Angle expressed his surprise at this situation, stating that WWE should be more concerned about competition from AEW (All Elite Wrestling) rather than UFC. He emphasized that before the merger, he was not aware of what was going on currently. However, he did mention that the only exception made to this rule was for Brock Lesnar, who competed at UFC 200.
In other news, WWE producer TJ Wilson recently appeared on the “Out of Character” podcast to discuss his matches with Bryan Danielson (known as Daniel Bryan in WWE) in NJPW (New Japan Pro-Wrestling) and WWE. Wilson had nothing but high praise for the AEW wrestler.
Wilson spoke about his experience working with Danielson in the ring, stating that teaming with him was easy and fun. He mentioned that they would often do tags, six-man, and eight-man tags in New Japan, and every night they received positive feedback from legendary wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger. Wilson expressed how Danielson made his job easier and enjoyable.
Wilson also shared a funny anecdote about a match he had with Danielson on WWE’s “Saturday Morning Slam” show. He recalled how they used Kane’s entrance and pyro in a comedic way, with Danielson hitting him with an airplane spin after the distraction. Wilson mentioned that Danielson missed a dropkick in the corner, and they both found it hilarious. He even mentioned a fan’s sign that read “Tyson Kidd is a workhorse,” which added to the humor of the match.
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The recent merger between WWE and UFC has sparked conversations about the crossover between these two popular combat sports organizations. Kurt Angle’s insights shed light on the contractual restrictions that existed in the past, preventing talent from transitioning between WWE and UFC. Meanwhile, TJ Wilson’s positive remarks about his experiences working with Bryan Danielson highlight the talent and chemistry between wrestlers from different promotions. As fans eagerly await further developments in the wrestling and MMA industries, platforms like eWrestlingNews.com provide a reliable source for staying informed about all things wrestling.