Baron Corbin has opened up on being the star chosen by WWE officials to take on WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle in his retirement match at WrestleMania 35.
Angle lost to Baron Corbin in his farewell match at the pay-per-view event in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium on the WWE Network.
Many fans expressed their feelings about Corbin being picked and even Angle has stated that he wanted his final opponent to be John Cena. That didn’t happen as WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is high on Corbin.
Speaking with the No Holds Barred podcast, Corbin gave his take about the match.
“It was in the announcement that he made in the middle of the ring. I think it was in Chicago. That’s when I found out I was going to be his final opponent. And it was a really cool moment. didn’t see it coming. And, you know, to go against a Hall Of Famer on the stage of WrestleMania you can’t ask for anything better than that. I think the only equivalent would be a WWE Championship or Universal Championship match.
But you’re getting this opportunity that’s just insane. Guys spend their whole career chasing a WrestleMania moment. I believe that that was my second one. So it’s motivating as well as amazing at the same time. It motivates you to want to have more moments like that. So it just was awesome. And I mean, he’s a legend and so many people respect what he’s done for the business and for all the superstars and now he continues to help out. So it’s just pure awesomeness.”
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H/T to Fightful for the transcription