WWE continued their build-up to WrestleMania 35 this week on Monday Night Raw by revealing who Kurt Angle would be facing at the show in his last ever match before retirement.
Raw was taking place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, the same place where Angle helped John Cena debut in the WWE back in 2002. Many thought WWE would pay homage to this by booking him in the spot at this year's Showcase of the Immortals.
If not Cena, WWE fans were also hoping for a Team Angle showdown between Angle and Shelton Benjamin, or perhaps Angle puts over a promising talent like Chad Gable, but the company was to book neither of these superstars in The Olympic Hero's last match.
Instead, WWE opted to have Angle face Baron Corbin in his retirement match at this year's WrestleMania, meaning the two former general managers of Raw will square off in the ring.
Corbin said to Angle on Raw upon the announcement: “The only thing all these people remember is your very last match. Oh, it’s true. It’s damn true.”
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Unsurprisingly, WWE fans on Twitter were annoyed with the fact that it would be The Lone Wolf that will retire The Olympic Hero from the company in just over two weeks time at MetLife Stadium.
Fans had already been treated to an Angle vs Corbin match on Raw at the start of the year, and it wasn't really a match to remember. As a result, they have little optimism for their WrestleMania match to be any better.
Angle did face off and win against Gable during Raw, but fans would have much preferred to see the match take place at WrestleMania in order to give the former American Alpha member a special rub for his singles career.
Later, Corbin had a match vs Apollo Crews, which ended in a cheap roll-up. The match failed to establish any momentum for The Lone Wolf and pretty much demonstrated why it's a wasted spot for him to face The Olympic Hero at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Corbin is an underwhelming opponent for Angle on such an important occasion. Nevertheless, fans will be eager to give The Olympic Hero a proper send-off, just don't expect them to care that much about The Lone Wolf if he wins.