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Backstage News On Kurt Angle’s WrestleMania Match

There have been rumors about WWE possibly changing the announced Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin WrestleMania match, but it appears that there is no truth to it.

Kurt announced Corbin as his opponent for the show on Raw. This decision was met with criticism from fans, with some believing that the company will change this match later on.

However, according to PWinsider, this isn’t the case and while it could always change, the plan as of this past Monday night was 100% to do a Baron Corbin vs. Kurt Angle match at the show.

The site also notes that Angle himself was hoping for a more high profile opponent. In the interview, after Raw, he had noted that he would have liked to face someone like AJ Styles or John Cena.

As far as him choosing his own opponent for the event goes, the site notes that it was just a storyline and Angle’s opponent was picked by WWE management.

It’s a surprise that WWE is going in this direction and having Angle face someone who he has fought numerous times in the past year, in his retirement match.

Though it also makes sense since the two were engaged in a rivalry for the better part of 2018 and Corbin can get a rub from facing a legend like Kurt Angle in his final match at the Show Of Shows.


  • Luke

    Yeah Kurt isn’t quite as nuts as Funk and his neck is basically dust at this point. He won’t be back.

  • Luke

    What makes sense and what makes money aren’t always the same thing. Corbin is good, but nobody is flocking to watch his matches which is why everyone is only half-joking when they refer to this match as a “bathroom break”. Cena or Styles may not be story-driven, but they would both be more interesting matches for most people, especially as we’ve seen Angle vs Corbin several times this year already.

  • Yespage

    Undertaker put over Lesnar. Is Corbin getting a remotely similar push?

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    You saying this match don’t mean anything Corbin is one of there top up coming talent. AJ Styles is having a match with Randy Orton and John Cena who knows what he is doing. But Kurt Angle vs Corbin has been going on since Corbin went to Raw. So it should end at Wrestlemania 35.

  • That is the point, obviously, but seems like me and you are the only ones who understand.

  • Yespage

    Or an exhibition match with a Cena or Styles would have made a lot of sense too. It is funny that Angle has been in two of the greatest matches in WM history, but he really has only been in three WM matches that actually meant something.

  • Yespage

    I think this is the “one day” part. He is getting older and his body has really taken some damage.

  • Yespage

    Wouldn’t that be the point? For Angle to put Corbin over?

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    You just ended with the reason why Kurt Angle vs Corbin makes the most sense. It because the feud been going all year long. That is why the match with Angle vs Corbin makes the most sense.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Given the state of his body I highly doubt it

  • CC

    Isn’t PW Insider they people that said Sin Cara had signed a new contract only for Sin Cara to deny it a few hours later.
    Pinch of salt moment again.

  • oppa

    It’s wrestling. Terry Funk retired in 1982 and is still wrestling. Kurt will be back in the ring again one day.

  • Can’t wait to see how much you all cry when Corbin beats him lol.

  • AKPunk91

    Should have been Cena