With fans and wrestlers alike showing their dislike of Kurt Angle's WrestleMania opponent, the man most of us wanted to see has weighed in on the argument.
Last week on Raw, Kurt Angle revealed that he will wrestle his last ever match at this year's WrestleMania. He then proceeded to take on Apollo Crews in what will be the last match he ever wrestles in his hometown of Pittsburgh. This week, Angle revealed who his final opponent is going to be, Baron Corbin. An underwhelming revelation to say the least.
After revealing that Corbin will be the last man Angle ever faces inside the ring, the Olympic gold medalist then proceeded to wrestle a match against Chad Gable. Honestly, we would have been more excited for that to have been Angle's 'Mania match. Two former Olympic athletes with a few weeks of build behind it. Plus, what better way to shoot Gable up the roster than have him beat Angle on the grandest stage of them all?
The match that makes the most sense, however, is one with John Cena. Cena wrestled his first ever match on WWE television against Angle all the way back in 2002. For that story to come full circle 17 years later with the Hall Of Famer wrestling his last ever match against Cena. What a great story. That's why fans chanted "we want Cena" at Angle on Raw, and is also why The Franchise Player has responded in a way that only he can.
Cena's Instagram is well known for being pretty cryptic. However, there was nothing cryptic about his latest post. The 16-time World Champion posted a photo of a fan holding a sign that reads "Baron Corbin is a dumpster fire." Talk about straight shooting. It's a term Cena has used live on TV to describe Corbin in the past, and it seems apropos for him to bring it back at this juncture.
Chances are this is all part of WWE's plan and Angle versus Cena was always the intention. If so, by booking it in this round-about way, the McMahons can proudly say they listened to the fans and gave them what they want. Much in the same way they have managed to get us chanting "tri-ple threat" when what we really wanted was a one-on-one match between Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.