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Former WWF Champion Faced Mid-Life Crisis In 2019

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Former WWF Champion Kurt Angle retired from WWE after WrestleMania 35 in 2019, where he lost to Baron Corbin in his final match, despite expressing a desire for John Cena to be his retirement opponent.

Vince McMahon offered Angle the chance to face Cena if he continued wrestling for another year and have the match at WrestleMania 36, but Kurt declined due to concerns about the physical toll on his body.

During a recent appearance on the ‘True Geordie’ podcast, the 2017 WWE Hall of Famer revealed that his retirement from professional wrestling led to an actual mid-life crisis.

Here’s what Kurt Angle had to say:

“Oh, I had it. I had it, say, for about a year after I retired. I didn’t go out the way I wanted to. I was not in the best of shape when I went out. I was slowing down.

The reason why I retired is because I noticed that I wasn’t half the wrestler I was, and I didn’t want fans to remember me as this broken-down, aging wrestler.

So that’s why I retired. I didn’t get to go out the way I wanted to, so that was really difficult on me. So I did go through a little bit of a crisis for about a year, and I finally got through it, and it took me some time.

I thought, ‘You know what, you accomplished a lot. You should be proud of yourself’.”

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