Kurt Angle’s final match in WWE was at WrestleMania 35 where he faced Baron Corbin. Not only was his opponent a matter of controversy, but so was the fact that he lost.
In a recent Facebook post, Angle revealed a lot when he admitted that he didn’t want to lose at WrestleMania. In fact, this seems to be a sticking point that could be bothering him. However, he spent enough years in the pro wrestling world that he should know that most people go out looking at the lights.
“Honestly? My Wrestlemania 35 match. I would have liked to go out with a win, but I understand why it didn’t occur. Many people believe that I should have had a different opponent. Maybe. Maybe not. But my argument as to why it should have been Corbin is pretty strong. As a HOFer and Legend in WWE, I came to my final match last Sunday. It was my retirement match. As a legend or HOFer or- whatever you want to call me, my job is to leave the WWE by doing the honors for a younger talent. I did that. I would have loved to have won, but I don’t think I would have properly played my role if I did. You leave the company better than it was before you came.”
“I think I was able to do that by losing to Corbin and then getting laid out on Raw the next night to Lars. It may have felt wrong, but it was the right thing to do. Agree to disagree.”
Baron Corbin will use his WrestleMania victory against Kurt Angle to draw a ton of heat as an accolade that he isn’t likely to forget about anytime soon. It would have been nice to see Angle win at Mania, but you can never shut the door on one more match in pro wrestling even after a highly promoted farewell tour. After all, Angle did show up the next night on the RAW After WrestleMania to take a couple of bumps from Lars Sullivan upon his main roster debut.