Many fans were left disappointed with WWE for picking Corbin as Angle’s final opponent, with many wanting the Olympic gold medalist to instead face John Cena.
Cena didn’t have a match at WrestleMania 35, and given the fact his WWE debut was a match against Kurt, many people thought that match could be a poetic way to end Angle’s career.
However, WWE didn’t go down that route, with Vince McMahon being insistent on having Kurt and Corbin end their feud.
And now, speaking to fellow ex-WWE star Rene Dupree, Kurt has revealed that he was offered a match with Cena after his retirement, which he obviously turned down.
If you wanna wait till next year, I’ll give you John Cena next year.’. I told [him I couldn’t wait another year]. He did give me the option of going another year and wrestling Cena, and I probably shoulda done that looking back.
Angle said that he asked Vince if he could be retired by Corbin, which the ex-WWE Chairman obviously rejected.
Kurt did explain that in hindsight, Vince was right, and the correct decision was for him to finish his feud with Baron Corbin.
I totally understood. Vince was right, I was doing a program with Baron. It was going five or six months and I had to see it through
In something that has become quite rare within the wrestling industry, Kurt has said true to his retirement and not stepped into the ring after his final match at WrestleMania 35.
Angle has received offers from AEW for a multiple-match deal, as well as offers from WWE to appear in an on-screen capacity, both of which have either been turned down or plans have fallen through.
It seems unlikely that the WWE Hall of Famer will never appear on Raw or SmackDown again, but it seems that he really is content never wrestling again.
Angle recently underwent double knee replacement surgery, so it really seems like the 53-year-old is focusing on getting his body into better shape after years of competing and being on the road.
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