WWE Hall of Famer Booker T Believes Kurt Angle Might Join AEW

Published 05/14/2021, 12:44 PM EDT


Wrestlers are no strangers to switching companies, ever since the days of competition between WWE and WCW. But in the modern era, a wrestler joining another promotion usually means bad publicity for the former promotion. WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T, recently talked about another WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle, jumping ship.

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Booker T gives his opinion on Kurt Angle joining AEW

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On his podcast, Hall of Fame, ‘King Booker’ stated that the Olympic gold medalist could make a shift to AEW. Booker T hinted that Kurt might not want to be in a backstage position as he could have done that in his time with WWE.

He speculated that since Angle has “jumped ship” before and joined a rival promotion years ago, there’s a prospect that he could join AEW in the future.

“I don’t think Kurt Angle has an allegiance to finishing that match just with that one opponent but, you know, being able to walk away from it the way he wanted to walk away from it with perhaps another match, with another guy… you know, Darby Allin – you never know. I don’t think Kurt Angle is far from hooking up with AEW and having one more run – WWE, TNA, now AEW, that’s three companies Kurt Angle would have spent time with, and more importantly, got a paycheck from. At the end of the day, that’s what it is all about,” stated Booker. (H/t SportsKeeda)

Booker talked about a huge paycheck from AEW. Kurt Angle is a free agent, and has the right to join any promotion he likes, regardless of his allegiance with WWE.

NEW YORK – MARCH 18: World Wrestling Entertainment Wrestler Kurt Angle (L) and Chairman Vince McMahon (R) attend a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square March 18, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

History of wrestlers jumping ship

This wouldn’t be the first time a veteran wrestler of WWE has joined a rival promotion. We all remember the “Monday Night Wars” between World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

After Hulk Hogan jumped ship, ‘Big Daddy Cool’ Kevin Nash and ‘Razor Ramon’ Scott Hall both followed Hogan to WCW.

This gave us some of the most memorable moments in wrestling history. The ‘New World Order’ (nWo) was the highlight of the era.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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