WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle appeared on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw to announce that he'll be retiring from in-ring competition after WrestleMania 35 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Angle's opponent for WrestleMania hasn't been revealed yet, but with the show less than a month away, we'll get an answer soon enough. The amount of possibilities for potential opponents are endless, but WWE once thought about going big here for Angle's last match.
According to Felix Upton of Ringside News, company "officials were kicking around the idea" of having Angle go up against The Undertaker for his swan song match, but the latter apparently "doesn’t want to wrestle in this kind of match right now." With that, the search for Angle's final opponent goes on.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio recently reported that there's speculation about John Cena facing Angle at WrestleMania. But the 16-time world champion is in a similar position as Angle; WWE has plenty of options and multiple superstars have been rumored to face Cena.
As for The Undertaker, there were some doubts if he would actually compete at the big show this year, but all signs point to him competing after all. But like Angle and Cena, there aren't many indications as to who he could face - and perhaps WWE will only find an opponent for him at the very last minute.
Angle and The Undertaker have quite a history dating back to the Attitude Era. The Olympic Gold Medalist defeated The Phenom to retain the WWF Championship at Survivor Series 2000. Angle also got the better of The Undertaker at No Way Out 2006, successfully defending his World Heavyweight Championship.
What This Means
Unfortunately for long-time fans, it doesn't seem like The Undertaker is keen on one last chapter against Angle in their storied rivalry. Granted, the match quality wouldn't be that great - with both superstars in their 50s and dealing with various injuries over the years. All fans can hope for is that Angle's last match is top quality, no matter the opponent.