One night after Kurt Angle wrestled the last match in his storied career in a losing effort to Baron Corbin, he would show up on Monday Night Raw and admit that Corbin was the better man Sunday. He’d also admit that his career is over and that Corbin’s is just beginning. He’d then go on to wish Corbin luck…bad luck.
Angle would deliver an Angle Slam to Corbin before forcing him to tap out to The Ankle Lock.
In the biggest surprise of the segment, though, Lars Sullivan’s music would hit and the behemoth from NXT would finally make his WWE debut after seemingly disappearing off the grid when he was originally scheduled to join the main roster. He’d beat down Angle and leave the ring smiling.
This is a good sign for Sullivan who is being booked as a legitimate monster after potentially losing out on his opportunity a few months ago. Angle would then go out on his back for the second consecutive night in an attempt to help Sullivan get heel heat and look like a monster in the process.
The first hour of Raw has already proven why the first episode of the year after WrestleMania is always must-watch television.