On April 7th, at WrestleMania 35, Kurt Angle was defeated by Baron Corbin in his retirement match. The following evening, in Raw, the Olympic hero celebrated his retirement from the wrestling he fought by performing his Angle Slam against Corbin himself but is subsequently brutally attacked by Lars Sullivan, who made his main roster debut.
Despite his retirement, Angle remained in WWE in the role of producer. Between WWF/WWE, Japan and TNA, Angle has won 21 total championships. He is the only pro-wrestler in history to have won the WWE Championship, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship, the WCW Championship, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the IGF's IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Angle is also the only person to have been King of the Ring and King of the Mountain, as well as to have held both the WWE and TNA Triple Crowns. During an interview with Sportskeeda and Gary Cassidy, he explained how things are different on the main roster: “But when you get up to the big show, you’ve got to make the time cues and you’ve got to listen to your boss, you have to do things specifically and I don’t think that NXT has to do that.
That’s probably the reason why a lot of the guys want to stay there and I don’t blame them for that – but would I say it’s a better product? No, not by any means but I would say that they are doing an excellent job and Triple H has done an unbelievable job of making that an entity.
Basically a product of its own. It could survive on its own. So it has become huge and there are a lot of fans that follow it”.