Kurt Angle shoots on Wrestlemania 35 and his retirement Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 02/13/2021 at 01:37 PM
During The Kurt Angle Show podcast, Kurt Angle commented on his retirement match at Wrestlemania 35 against Baron Corbin:
"It was really hard to guess who was going to wrestle who and things werenít structured out as neatly as in prior years. They usually had the WrestleMania card by December at the very latest. If they were going to have WrestleMania in March or April, they would have been prepared by December. This one wasnít ready for quite some time and I donít think they put together the card entirely until the week before WrestleMania."
"I donít think they knew I was going to wrestle Corbin at WrestleMania. I think what they did is they knew I was going to retire. I donít know if I was going to be on WrestleMania. If I didnít go to Vince and say I wanted to retire at WrestleMania, I think this was a last minute decision to put me on the card. They didnít know who to put me with. I was doing a program with Baron even though we finished it because he beat me clean. They decided to do it again at WrestleMania. I think they killed two birds with one stone. They got my retirement match on WrestleMania and they got a good filler match in between two main event matches. I really believe that my match was honestly a filler match. When you go under six minutes at WrestleMania and youíre on 14th position and youíre after Batista vs HHH and youíre on before the main event, itís a tough spot. Not having a lot of time, you know youíre the filler match and thatís what it is." (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)