Skip to main content

Kurt Angle comments on WWE’s decision to have him wrestle Baron Corbin in his retirement match



It’s been a month since WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle worked his final match in his legendary pro wrestling career. However, he’s still talking about his final opponent.

As seen at the WrestleMania 35 pay-per-view event in East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium on the WWE Network, Angle lost to Baron Corbin in his farewell match.

Angle recently spoke with Wrestling Inc.'s Andy Malnoske about the decision made by WWE to havwrestle Corbin instead of stars such as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Lashley, and John Cena all who he has a history with.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

The former WWE Champion justified Corbin serving this role as it goes back to the storyline that WWE already had been building up for months.
"I don't think it's the match that I hoped for, I think it was the match that should have happened," Angle said. "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."