Kurt Angle: I'm Not Sure My Body Would Have Been Up To Wrestling Shane McMahon In WWE Retirement Match
Angle retired in 2019
Kurt Angle believes a match with Shane McMahon would have been a fitting way to end his WWE career, but isn't sure his body would have been able to cope.
Angle's retirement match occurred at WrestleMania 35 and saw the Olympic Gold Medallist defeated by Baron Corbin in a relatively quick bout. The WWE Hall Of Famer has spoken openly in the past about his desire to have his final match against John Cena - the man he helped introduce to the WWE audience in 2002.
Another person Angle helped establish on the WWE main roster was Shane McMahon, with the duo having a hellacious Street Fight at King Of The Ring 2001.
Angle would have been open to wrestling his final match against McMahon, but doesn't think he could have done anything quite up to their previous level.
Speaking on the latest edition of The Kurt Angle Show, available via AdFreeShows, he said: "Shane would have been a great retirement match. But I don't know if I want to go through a match like that. An ‘Anything Goes Street Fight’ with Shane McMahon when I'm 50 years old? I don't know how my body would hold out with that thing.
"I thought Cena made sense because I started his career and I thought Cena could end mine. so, it made better sense, but I would have done Shane McMahon. I just don't know if I would have been up for [the physicality]."