Former boxer Anthony Ogogo has explained why he made the decision to sign with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) instead of WWE.
In 2019, the Olympic bronze medallist was unveiled as AEW’s first developmental talent. Ogogo has now noted that WWE offered him more money to sign with them, but he chose not to.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Ogogo stated that he sided with AEW because he believed in Tony Khan’s vision. explaining that AEW locker room feels like a tight-knit community, Ogogo pointed out that management genuinely cares about each performer.
Revealing that WWE offered him a better deal, Ogogo said:
“That’s why I didn’t go to WWE. They offered me more money than AEW. I didn’t join them because I believe in Tony Khan’s vision. I believed in Cody Rhodes’ vision. I believe in AEW’s vision. I love being a part of AEW. I love how the team give a f**k about their wrestlers.
“If I’m going through a tough time in a minute, I’m getting texts from the management asking me if I’m okay daily. They care about the people rather than the money. The other place, they seem to care about money first and people if at all. We care about other people first because they know that a happy workplace creates good stuff.”
Ogogo faces Cody Rhodes tonight at Double or Nothing. It was reported that he had broken his rib during training, however Ogogo has since noted that he is fighting fit.
Double or Nothing airs on Fite at 8pm ET.
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