Kurt Angle Comments On Why He Lost To Baron Corbin At WM35

Kurt Angle wishes he had won his final WWE match but he understands why he didn't.

Many fans of Kurt Angle’s were left upset that his farewell match was against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35. Angle addressed why he lost and why he believes Corbin was a good opponent for him in the match during a Q&A session recently on his Facebook page.

Kurt Angle On His WrestleMania 35 Match With Baron Corbin

 “I would have liked to go out with a win, but I understand why it didn’t occur,” Angle said regarding his WM35 match. “Many people believe that I should have had a different opponent. Maybe. Maybe not. But my argument as to why it should have been Corbin is pretty strong. As a HOFer and Legend in WWE, I came to my final match last Sunday. It was my retirement match. As a legend or HOFer or- whatever you want to call me, my job is to leave the WWE by doing the honors for a younger talent. I did that.”

Angle continued to say he would have liked to have won his final match but is not sure it would have been the right move.

“I would have loved to have won, but I don’t think I would have properly played my role if I did,” he continued. “You leave the company better than it was before you came. I think I was able to do that by losing to Corbin and then getting laid out on Raw the next night to Lars. It may have felt wrong, but it was the right thing to do.”

Kurt Angle On GM Role Speeding Up Retirement

Angle also commented on how he feels not wrestling much since returning to WWE in 2017 actually sped up his eventual retirement.

“Yes, I wish I would have wrestled more when I came back in early 2017,” Angle said. “I was wrestling really well then. Because of my inactivity of being GM, my body started to get arthritic. I got tighter, more sore, and less flexible than when I was active 2 years ago. In other words, the inactivity of not wrestling consistently led me to retirement a little faster. But, I can’t complain. I loved doing what I did in WWE.”

The full Q&A session can be read here.