Kurt Angle def. Apollo Crews and revealed the date of his farewell match
All good things must come to an end. And while Kurt Angle held off Father Time longer than most, The Olympic Gold Medalist announced on Raw that he would be competing in his farewell match at this year’s WrestleMania. Who his opponent is remains to be seen, of course, but Angle kicked off his farewell tour on a positive note with a win over Apollo Crews — his last match, he noted, in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
Youth and speed were certainly on Crews’ side, but the intangibles that made Angle a natural in the ring have not faded one bit. The Olympic Hero dodged what likely would have been a match-ending frog splash from Crews, sprang up and torqued in the Ankle Lock for a final hometown victory. Crews was, understandably, more than happy to raise Angle’s hand in victory: It’s not every day you share the ring with this particular legend, and the days in which you can say you have are officially numbered.