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Kurt Angle Defends WrestleMania Opponent Selection As Even His Wife Is Left Unimpressed

Kurt Angle's Raw announcement regarding his WrestleMania 35 opponent for his farewell match turned out to be a real letdown.

The WWE Universe was left in suspense since the legend confirmed that he would be retiring after the PPV and many tuned into Raw on Monday night to be disappointed by the news that Baron Corbin will be the man to give Angle his last fight.

Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross took to Twitter and summed it up in one word: "Underwhelming", prompting Angle's own wife, Giovanna, to voice her agreement by replying "Very" to JR's tweet.

During Kurt's segment, she also tweeted: "The fans chanting We want Cena.....we feel ya"

She later deleted the tweets, claiming she was only "having fun" with the fans and is in no way upset that her husband will be wrestling Corbin.

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"Guys, it's pro wrestling," she wrote. "Its like watching a movie. I'm no way upset with my husband wrestling Corbin. Lol I love having fun with yall. But It is really nice to see how many fans support Kurt on how he should be sent off."

Angle has since defended the choice, taking to Instagram to say that Corbin is a legitimately tough guy, while admitting that he isn't such a popular choice.

"My farewell match will be against Baron Corbin at Wrestlemania," he posted. "I realize it’s not the most popular decision from a fan’s perspective... BUT I will make Corbin tap out on the biggest stage of them all.... and I Hope you can share this moment/accomplishment with me on April 7th. Baron is a legit tough guy. It won’t be easy but it never is."

What This Means

Everyone else is right. This is pretty disappointing.

Angle's last match was supposed to be a big one and going up against Corbin, a great performer in his own right, is not how we saw it happening.

There have been suggestions that this is simply a work to have fans appreciate Angle's real opponent and Corbin will be removed.

We really hope that's the case.

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