WWE Was Caught Off Guard By Backlash From Angle-Corbin Match

Even though Baron Corbin was announced as Kurt Angle's opponent or WrestleMania 35, many are now aware that WWE may be planning to change that.

According to WrestleVotes, WWE has "reconsidered" the Angle-Corbin match - due in large part to the negative fan backlash that caught them by surprise.

On this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Angle did say that there are plenty of wrestlers he'd like to face, but that Corbin was the only guy he wanted to beat. Once Angle revealed his opponent, he was met with loud boos from the live crowd.

Legendary WWE commentator Jim Ross also called the Angle-Corbin match idea "underwhelming." With all due respect to Corbin, it's quite clear that most aren't behind him being the final opponent of Angle's career.

After Angle's announcement, Justin LaBar reported that Corbin wasn't actually going to be the opponent, and that it's a ploy "to get people to appreciate the actual match they will get." Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio also said that WWE could change the opponent, suggesting that John Cena could face Angle instead.


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Angle is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the most skilled in-ring performers of all-time. As talented as Corbin is, it's clear that fans and pundits thing a more established superstar is more deserving of being the final opponent of Angle's career.

WrestleMania 35 is just over two weeks away now, and WWE has only revealed 10 matches for the card so far. Perhaps they've already decided on another opponent for Angle - and the announcement better come soon if they want to successfully build up the final match of the Olympic gold medalist's career.

What This Means

There are plenty of big-named superstars who don't have a WrestleMania opponent yet, including Cena, The Undertaker, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. If WWE takes Corbin out of the match, there will be no shortage of quality choices for Angle in his sendoff match.

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