Kurt Angle will draw the curtain on his legendary wrestling career at WrestleMania 35, where the 'Olympic Hero' will compete in one last "farewell match" after close to 21 years in the business.
Breaking the news on last night's Raw, a teary-eyed Angle thanked the fans, WWE, and everyone he's ever shared a locker-room with for giving him "the time of his life." His will be an earned retirement. A 12-time WWE, TNA, and WCW World Champion, Angle has ground his body to dust for his craft, and his decision to step away will be met with as much relief as nostalgia.
Kurt stopped short of naming his 7 April opponent. WWE will fill the spot sooner rather than later, so let's take a look at the most intriguing options before they do so.
Nobody with clear-cut WrestleMania plans has been included, which means no Daniel Bryan (who'll almost certainly face Kofi Kingston). Angle's storyline son, Jason Jordan, is unlikely to ever wrestle again. He's out as well.
Anyone else is fair game, and while Kurt isn't going to deliver a 'Mania classic at 50 years old, perhaps these opponents can help him bring the pantomime...
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