Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle Wanted To Wrestle John Cena For His Retirement Match At WrestleMania

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During the latest edition of “Cafe de Rene with Rene Dupree,” WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle commented on Vince McMahon offering him an additional option of wrestling for another year so he could face John Cena in his retirement match at WrestleMania.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On wanting to wrestle John Cena for his retirement match at WrestleMania: “When I presented to Vince McMahon that I was going to retire after WrestleMania that year, I told him I knew that I was losing a step. I knew I wasn’t the same as before. I didn’t like my performances and I said to Vince ‘I wanna retire after this WrestleMania, but I’d like to ask you for a favor. I’d like you to put me with John Cena, because I started his career so I’d like him to end my career.’”

On Vince McMahon offering to give him John Cena the following year: “He said ‘Kurt, you have a program with Baron Corbin, it’s been going on for six months. You have to finish it. If you wanna wait till next year, I’ll give you John Cena next year.’ I told [him I couldn’t wait another year]. I totally understood. Vince was right, I was doing a program with Baron. It was going five or six months and I had to see it through. He did give me the option of going another year and wrestling Cena, and I probably shoulda done that looking back. I probably could have just laid back and not wrestled for a good six or seven or eight months and started to get myself ready. I gained a lot of weight in this particular time, I could have got away from the product and got in better shape and then came back for WrestleMania and wrestled John Cena.”



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