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Vince McMahon Seemingly Said “F**k em” After Learning About The Fans’ Distaste For Kurt Angle’s Final Match At WrestleMania 35

Rishabh Singh

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WWE Universe was displeased with Kurt Angle’s retirement match at WrestleMania 35. The then-head of Creative, Vince McMahon, was reportedly aware that fans detested the match but simply did not care. In 2019, Kurt Angle faced Baron Corbin in his farewell match in a losing effort. Although the Olympic Hero delivered a good set of German Suplexes to Corbin, he got dominated most of the match. The fact that the Hall of Famer faced Baron Corbin instead of John Cena, did not sit well with the fans. 

Corbin received a lot of hate from the fans right from his introduction. During the closing moments of the match, Angle made his way atop the turnbuckle and executed the moon sault but found nobody home. WrestleMania’s favorite son, Corbin, took advantage and hit Angle with the End of Days to pick up the win. 

Vince McMahon seemingly said “f**k em” when he learned that fans hated Kurt Angle’s final match

Taking to Twitter, former WWE writer, Dave Schilling, revealed Vince McMahon’s offhand remark after learning that the fans were furious about Kurt Angle’s lackluster final match.

According to Schilling, when it was brought up in the production meeting that the fans hated the idea of Kurt Angle facing Baron Corbin instead of John Cena, Vince McMahon laughed hard and said- “f**k ’em”. 

The match was undoubtedly one of the worst-received matches in WWE history that lasted around six minutes. Fans wanted the wrestling legend to wrestle his final match with John Cena, who was unquestionably a much more worthy opponent.

The real reason why Vince McMahon had Baron Corbin end Kurt Angle’s career was due to their ongoing storyline. 

Kurt Angle recalls pitching John Cena to Vince McMahon as his opponent for WrestleMania 35

Speaking on A2theK Wrestling Show, the WWE legend revealed that he requested Vince McMahon to replace Baron Corbin with John Cena for his final match.

However, Corbin was involved in a feud with Angle at the time. When Kurt Angle became the Raw GM, Corbin rocked Kurt’s boat on every episode of Raw. This led to their match at the Grandest Stage. Hence, Vince refused to grant Kurt a final match with John Cena and instructed him to complete the program with Baron Corbin. 

“I called Vince, and I said, ‘Listen, no disrespect to Baron. I love the kid, I think he’s talented as heck, but I’d really love to wrestle John Cena’ … Vince said, ‘You know what? No, because you’re doing a program with Baron Corbin. You have to finish this program.”

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Rishabh Singh

Rishabh Singh


Rishabh has been a pro wrestling aficionado for two decades. As a gullible seven-year-old kid he believed that his dad could only be defeated by The Undertaker. His love for pro wrestling is visible in his writing. Over the years, he took inspiration from his favorite wrestling icons and adopted fitness lifestyle. He is a big proponent of exercise. Besides that, he is a movement coach, a Steelmaceflow artist, and a Krav Maga instructor.

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