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Top 15 Possible Retirement Matches For Kurt Angle

Very few wrestlers have a body of work as impressive as Kurt Angle. Taking the big leap from Olympic amateur wrestling to professional wrestling/sports entertainment was a huge risk but Angle excelled instantly as one of one of WWE’s hottest stars during its hottest time period in a very short time. During his time in WWE, Angle became regarded as one of the best in-ring workers in the history of business. For a few years, Angle being in a match guaranteed it would steal the show. After leaving the company in 2006, the Olympic gold medalist would spend the rest of his career in TNA up to this point.

Angle has recently stated he’s going to let his TNA contract expire this year and take a short break from wrestling. Most important, he’s not calling it an official retirement, but taking some time away, so chances are he’s hoping to have at least one more high level match to end his career. That leads us to speculate who the best opponents for a Kurt Angle retirement match would be. Unfortunately for TNA, most of their best talent that has history with Angle no longer works there, so a hopeful WWE return match and a farewell would be the ideal scenario.

Many of Angle’s best opponents throughout his career are no longer options. Some of the men to have classics with him have passed away (Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit), many are retired (Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin), and most of the others just aren’t realistic. Even with options we’d love to see no longer realistic there are plenty of promising stories and matches to have in Angle’s final moment with old rivals, stars of the future or just great talent. Using realistic options in today’s wrestling world, here are the top 15 possible Kurt Angle retirement matches.

15 Chris Jericho

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14 Jack Swagger

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13 Kevin Owens

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12 Sting

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11 Bobby Roode

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10 Randy Orton

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9 The Undertaker

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8 A.J. Styles

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7 Samoa Joe

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6 John Cena

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5 Triple H

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4 Seth Rollins

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3 Rusev

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2 Daniel Bryan

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1 Brock Lesnar

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Quite possibly the most underrated rivalry in WWE history was the battles between Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar. Two of the more accomplished athletes coming into WWE, they completely delivered and stole the show any time they faced off in the ring. Whether it was the WrestleMania XIX main event or a random Smackdown bout, Angle and Lesnar created magic in the ring together with a supreme chemistry. Lesnar has only improved since his return to pro wrestling and one more match between the two would create the perfect mix of nostalgia and current greatness to send Kurt Angle off in grand fashion.

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