That’s a long time. Retirement matches have been a thing in wrestling for a very long time now and it can be a huge moment to see someone finally stepping away from the ring. A wrestler having their final match can be quite the attraction for any wrestling card and WWE is no exception. Now one of the company’s legends is revealing that he had plans for his retirement match but it did not go as planned.
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At WrestleMania 35, Baron Corbin defeated Kurt Angle in Angle’s retirement match, with Angle having stayed out of the ring since. During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Angle revealed that he had wanted to have his retirement match with John Cena at WrestleMania, as Angle had faced Cena in Cena’s SmackDown debut. However, Vince McMahon said no, as Angle would have to face Corbin at WrestleMania 35 and then wait to face Cena at WrestleMania 36 the following year. Angle retired instead, not wanting to wait another year to do so. Cena did not wrestle at WrestleMania 35 and only appeared as a surprise.
That could have been something. Check out some of the matches involved and what we could have seen again:
Opinion: I get this to an extent, but having Angle wait another year to face Cena seems to be a bit of a stretch. There was no other time that the match could have happened between the two shows? Either way, the Angle vs. Corbin match was only go good in the first place and the idea of Cena, who has a long history with Angle, getting the spot would have been an upgrade.
What do you think of the idea? Who should have been Angle’s final opponent? Let us know in the comments below.
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