For those who didn’t catch WWE Friday Night SmackDown this week (believe me, there is more who didn’t see the show then you may think), Paul Heyman mentioned that Kurt Angle has issued an open challenge for ECW One Night Stand to any man from any type of ring, four sided, six sided or eight sided.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer mentioned that the “unofficial” response from UFC about the statement was pure laughter. Some even found it interesting that WWE would even slightly acknowledge TNA and UFC on WWE television, even without saying the names itself. Of course, Daniel Puder’s name has already been tossed out as a rumor. As of now, many would find it very surprising if Puder would end up working the show. The general feeling is that Angle’s opponent will more than likely be a talent currently under contract with WWE that was a former TNA star or someone that they are wanting to debut for the new ECW brand. We will continue to follow this story as it develops.