WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle had announced his retirement after his loss against Baron Corbin at WWE WrestleMania 35. ‘The Olympic Gold Medalist’ had expressed his desire to face John Cena in his last match but that idea did not materialize. Angle recently revealed that he personally never spoke to Cena regarding having him in his retirement match
Kurt Angle reveals Vince McMahon did not consider his idea
Kurt Angle on his podcast has revealed in the past that he approached Vince McMahon with his ideas but didn’t receive a positive response from the boss. The WWE Chairman said that Angle had no option but to wrestle Corbin as the two stars were in a storyline. Here is what Angle said:
“No, Cena was not involved in my decision to wrestle Cena at WrestleMania 35,” revealed the legend on ‘The Kurt Angle Show’. “That was directed towards Vince McMahon. Vince told me since I was doing a program with Baron Corbin, I had to continue the program. If I wanted Cena, I had to wrestle for another year, and that I would have Cena.”
The WWE Hall of Famer’s physical condition, unfortunately, didn’t allow him to wait a year to face John Cena. However, Kurt Angle believes that the Cenation leader would have convinced Vince McMahon to book the match but unfortunately was unaware of the developments:
“So, John didn’t even know about this,” continued Angle. “But I’m sure if he did, he probably would have talked Vince into letting him be my last opponent. I just didn’t bother him. No (I didn’t have the discussion with John Cena).”
Angle recently underwent knee replacement surgery and he has let his fans know on multiple occasions that he is retired for good.