Kurt Angle reveals his plans to retire from wrestling after WrestleMania 35

Kurt Angle revealed to his hometown crowd that he will retire from wrestling at WrestleMania 35

After a career in sports entertainment spanning 20 long years, Kurt Angle will step away from the business next month after competing in a final match at WrestleMania 35.

11 years following his departure from WWE, Angle returned to be inducted into the Hall of Fame over WrestleMania 33 weekend in Orlando.

He subsequently became the Raw General Manager and sporadically stepped into the ring towards the end of 2017.

After being stripped of his authority during 2018, Angle began to appear in-between the ropes more regularly but it just wasn't the same man we were used to seeing as a 'wrestling machine' in the early 2000's.

Many fans thought Angle was going to call it a day towards the end of 2018 but his appearances kept on coming, until a segment was revealed on last night's episode of Raw that stated he would address his future.

And in-front of his hometown crowd of Pittsburgh, Angle finally stated his desire to retire from sports entertainment at the 'Show Of Shows'.

It seems as though Angle will have a sort-of farewell tour though, and it started off with a match against Apollo Crews on Raw.

The Olympic gold medalist was victorious and the two had an embrace in the middle of the ring following the conclusion of the bout, and we're likely to see similar matches in the lead-up to 'Mania.

Kurt Angle was victorious over Apollo Crews on Raw in the first match of his farewell tour

It begs the question though - who will be Angle's opponent in his final match?

There's every chance that it could be the man who debuted against Angle way back in 2002 on SmackDown - John Cena - but the latest rumours point to him competing against Samoa Joe.

The Undertaker also does not have a match currently for the show, but would the fans really want to see two 50-plus year olds go at it?

It could even be one of the younger superstars who don't have much direction going into the big event; the likes of Finn Balor, Braun Strowman and SmackDown superstars such as Andrade and Mustafa Ali don't really have concrete plans for the show as of right now.

It's going to be an emotional few weeks though as Kurt gets ready to ride off into the sunset.

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