Kurt Angle: Shane McMahon Would've Been A Great Retirement Match If My Body Could Have Handled It

Kurt Angle has fun with a what-if scenario.

Kurt Angle had his final match against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. For many, this was a disappointing final match as Kurt was very open about wishing that John Cena would have been the person to retire him because he started John Cena's main roster career back in 2002.

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However, through the years, Kurt Angle had many classic matches against several opponents that were available on that day in 2019. One such name is Shane McMahon.

Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon had a classic Street Fight at the 2001 King of the Ring event which, to this day, remains one of the most brutal matches in WWE history with both men being out on their feet for a portion of it.

Speaking on the most recent episode of his podcast for a special Q&A session, Kurt Angle says he would have enjoyed having his final match against Shane McMahon but he is not sure that his body at the age of 50 could have handled the physicality that such a match would have required.

“Shane would have been a great retirement match,” Kurt began. “But I don't know if I want to go through a match like that. An ‘Anything Goes Street Fight’ with Shane McMahon when I'm 50 years old? I don't know how my body would hold out with that thing.”

He reiterated, “I thought Cena made sense because I started his career and I thought Cena could end mine. so, it made better sense, but I would have done Shane McMahon. I just don't know if I would have been up for [the physicality].”

At WrestleMania 35, Shane McMahon defeated The Miz in singles competition. For a brief moment in time, Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle were on opposite sides of the fence as authority figures of both Raw and SmackDown individually and they were on opposite teams at the Survivor Series event in 2017.

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