Josh Alexander sought the approval of legendary wrestler Kurt Angle to use his and Ken Shamrock’s submission move, while appearing with the star on the Kurt Angle Show.
Josh Alexander told Angle that he had previously asked former WWE Superstar Shamrock for approval to use the ankle lock submission move in his routine and took the opportunity to also ask permission from Angle.
“I will keep putting on the ankle lock, in proper form. Kurt, when I went to my singles career, I had approached Ken Shamrock, who was still with the company, and I asked him, ‘Do you mind if I use the ankle lock?’ He was leaving the company that week. He said, ‘Yeah, I appreciate you asking.’ I said, ‘I’m old school in a sense, I wouldn’t do it if you didn’t give me the blessing. Is that okay?’ ‘I’d be honored, absolutely.’ I started using it then. Are you okay with me using?”
Angle was supportive of the idea from Josh Alexander.
“Yes, Kenny let me use it, I asked him just like you did. I asked him too and he said, ‘Go ahead, I’d be happy for you to use it.’ I didn’t invent it. It’s a cool move, a great submission move. It should be going on in professional wrestling forever and you’re carrying it on and keeping it going.”