Kurt Angle wrestled his very last match at WrestleMania 35 against Baron Corbin. So many fans, including Angle wishes that John Cena was his final foe, but that wasn’t the case. Looking back, Angle isn’t even sure that WWE knew who he should have faced.
While discussing the subject on the Kurt Angle Show, the Olympic Hero discussed his retirement match and the trouble surrounding who his opponent should have been.
“I don’t think they knew I was going to wrestle Corbin at WrestleMania. I think what they did is they knew I was going to retire. I don’t know if I was going to be on WrestleMania. If I didn’t go to Vince and say I wanted to retire at WrestleMania, I think this was a last minute decision to put me on the card. They didn’t know who to put me with. I was doing a program with Baron even though we finished it because he beat me clean. They decided to do it again at WrestleMania. I think they killed two birds with one stone. They got my retirement match on WrestleMania and they got a good filler match in between two main event matches. I really believe that my match was honestly a filler match. When you go under six minutes at WrestleMania and you’re on 14th position and you’re after Batista vs HHH and you’re on before the main event, it’s a tough spot. Not having a lot of time, you know you’re the filler match and that’s what it is.”
Kurt Angle became a backstage producer in WWE, and then he was released during the April 15th cuts. He is now enjoying life after pro wrestling, but you can never say never about him having some kind of involvement. It’s unlikely he will ever wrestle again which means Baron Corbin is probably going to remain his final opponent.