Kurt Angle announced on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw that he'll compete in his final match at WrestleMania 35, before hanging up the boots in his Hall of Fame career.
Angle's opponent hasn't been revealed yet, but with the show less than a month away, we'll find out soon enough. Though nothing has been finalized yet, there is one major name who could have the honor of facing Angle in his sendoff match.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Cageside Seats), it's being speculated that John Cena might be the opponent for Angle at WrestleMania. The former hasn't been on WWE television for a while now, but the 16-time World Champion has been confirmed for the show.
Meltzer also put an end to the rumors of Cena potentially facing United States Champion Samoa Joe, which only adds to the likeliness of the former going up against the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame inductee.
This would be a fitting opponent for Angle, who helped jump start Cena's career in WWE when the latter debuted on SmackDown back in June 2002. In that segment, Cena introduce himself and warned Angle that he brought "ruthless aggression." The latter would end up defeating Cena in a match, but it was only the beginning of his promising career, where he would become the face of WWE three years later.
Angle is now 50 years of age and has dealt with neck injuries in recent years. The wrestling icon has also admitted that he's not capable of performing as well in the ring at this stage of his career, so it's no surprise that he's ready to retire.
What This Means
WWE would surely give Angle a high-profiled opponent in order to ensure his career ends on the highest note possible. And perhaps there's no better opponent than Cena, the long-time face of WWE who has quite the history with Angle. We'll find out in the coming weeks if WWE decides to pit the 16-time World Champion against Angle in his sendoff match.