With Kurt Angle’s Farewell Match at WrestleMania 35 fast approaching, speculation has run rampant as to who “The Olympic Hero” would face on the way out. Prior to facing Chad Gable on Raw last Monday, Angle made a simple and appropriate selection: Baron Corbin.
“The Lone Wolf” supplanted Angle as Raw General Manager and made his life miserable, so he’s the one Angle wants to hobble before he rides off into the sunset.
WrestleVotes heard from a source in WWE that Corbin as Angle’s opponent in his Farewell Match is being “reconsidered” due to the overwhelmingly negative response.
From a source: Angle vs Corbin is being “reconsidered”.
WWE did not expect this type of negative reaction, and thus, they don’t want such a negative feel to Kurt’s final contest.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 21, 2019
In an update on the situation, Rajah is reporting today that Angle vs. Corbin is still planned for WrestleMania. Angle and others backstage lobbied for John Cena to be his opponent, but management seems to think the negative response is great for Corbin.
As of this weekend, Angle vs. Corbin was still the planned match. Kurt and others backstage lobbied for Cena and this is just what I am perceiving, but seems WWE thinks the negative response is great for Corbin. Still 2 weeks left for minds to change.
— Rajah.com (@RajahNews) March 23, 2019