Pro wrestling legend and WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle was retired by Baron Corbin in singles action at WrestleMania 35.
The Olympic Gold Medalist was defeated by the Lone Wolf in the last match of his career.
While the result came as a shock for many, WWE has a tradition of putting current talents over legends to take the product forward. And naturally, things went according to the norm on April 7.
The WWE Universe had initially speculated that Angle would be taking on John Cena, the 16-time World Champion who debuted against The Olympic Hero way back in 2002. However, WWE swerved fans and chose Corbin to usher in Angle’s “end of days”.
While speaking to Wrestling Inc.’s Andy Malnoske, Angle opened up on Vince McMahon‘s decision of booking him against Corbin in his farewell match at WrestleMania.
“I don’t think it’s the match that I hoped for, I think it was the match that should have happened.”
The American Hero talked about the feud that he and Corbin had kicked off with the role of RAW General Manager in focus and how that rivalry automatically paved the way for their WrestleMania showdown.
“Baron and I had been doing a program for a year now. I decided that I wanted to retire at WrestleMania, so I kind of put Vince McMahon in a position. What does he do? Does he go with Baron Corbin—who I was supposed to go with—or do we change it up to John Cena, AJ Styles, or whoever else. It wasn’t really anyone’s fault, it was just the timing was Baron Corbin and it was the right decision.”