You mean that wasn’t the best idea? Last week’s WrestleMania 35 saw a bunch of twists and turns, including all three of the major matches going to the popular wrestlers for a big surprise. You never know what you might get on the biggest show of the year, which was the case up and down the card. The biggest surprise of them all was earlier in the night though, and it wasn’t what one of the wrestlers wanted.
Kurt Angle recently spoke on his Facebook page about his retirement match at WrestleMania. Angle lost the match to Baron Corbin, which Angle says wasn’t what he wanted to happen. While he wasn’t happy with what happened, he also wasn’t angry about the situation, saying that what happened to him was the way that a legend should have gone out. Here are his comments when asked about which match result he would like to change:
“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.”
Here’s how Angle made himself feel better. Check out what he did the following night on Monday Night Raw:
Opinion: I’m going to go on a limb and say that most fans will likely agree with him. Angle losing his final match was rather confusing and I’m not sure how smart of an idea it really was. Corbin isn’t the most popular guy in the world and having him defeat Angle in the match didn’t feel right. I would say hopefully he goes somewhere, but that would involve Corbin going somewhere and I’d rather that not be the case.
Do you like Corbin defeating Angle? What should Corbin do now? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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