Kurt Angle explains why he chose Baron Corbin as his final opponent.
Fans were left disappointed last night on Raw when Kurt Angle revealed that Baron Corbin would be his WrestleMania 35 opponent in his farewell match. Speaking to WWE following the announcement, Angle elaborated on his choice.
"I know it wasn't the popular pick. I know fans were hoping for somebody else," admitted Angle. "But for me, he's the one guy that has gotten to me more than anybody. He has rocked the boat with me so many different times and I never really got a piece of him the way I wanted to. For me to end my career by making Baron Corbin tap out, that would mean the world to me. Sure, I'd love to face John Cena or AJ Styles or Samoa Joe or Braun Strowman but...Baron Corbin's a great wrestler. Regardless of how you feel about him, he's really good. And he's a great challenge for me at WrestleMania. I believe that when I beat him, I'll be a happily retired man."
Fans in Chicago chanted "We want Cena" during the segment, hoping the 16-time World Champion would be the man to square off with Angle in his final bout. In a now deleted tweet, Angle's wife Giovanna wrote, "The fans chanting We want Cena.....we feel ya!"
You can view the entire interview with Angle in the video above.