WWE: Baron Corbin says company didn't capitalise on the momentum of retiring Kurt Angle

Baron Corbin says WWE didn't capitalise on him retiring Kurt Angle

Baron Corbin (now Happy Corbin) has given his thoughts on being the man chosen to retire Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.

Speaking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT at the WWE press junket, Corbin said that he doesn't think enough was done to capitalise on his momentum after beating Kurt Angle in his final match in April 2019.

“I wish we would have [done more], I wish we would have really capitalised on the momentum that gave me, because that’s an incredible opportunity," he said. “When you look at the guy, and not just what he’s accomplished in WWE, but what he’s accomplished in life, for him to step out…

Kurt Angle has publicly spoken about how he wanted to be retired by John Cena instead of Corbin, and the former NXT star has explained that it doesn't really bother him:

Yeah, everyone is going to have a dream match for their final match and I can’t ever imagine Kurt Angle was like ‘I want to wrestle Baron Corbin for my last match in WWE!’ He had history, he was Cena’s first match in WWE and I understand that completely. Who wouldn’t want to go out wrestling John Cena as their last match? It’s a phenomenal thing to do if you’re in the ring with him or Kurt – doesn’t matter.

Baron Corbin then went on to speak about how being given the opportunity to retire Kurt Angle was more than he "could have ever wished for":

To me, it was more than I could have ever wished for to be in that position with Kurt, because he’s a living legend, Hall of Famer, gold medallist; you can list his accolades all day long and that’s who I got to share the ring with at WrestleMania, one-on-one.

You can watch Baron Corbin on Friday Night SmackDown every week livd here in the UK on BT Sport.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.

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