Why did Kurt Angle change the name of his WWE finishing move from The Olympic Slam to The Angle Slam?
The Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall Of Fame legend addressed this topic during a recent installment of his new official podcast, “The Kurt Angle Show.”
Featured below is an excerpt from a new episode of the program, where the pro wrestling legend explains why the Olympic committee resulted in his changing the name of his finishing move in WWE while talking about switching from the slam to an ankle lock in general:
That was the idea, I could give it to anybody, any size, it wouldn’t matter. It had nothing to do with the Olympic Slam getting changed to the Angle Slam. That was the Olympic committee that was threatening to sue us if we used the word Olympic cause they owned that word so I had to change the Olympic Slam to the Angle Slam.
It’s kind of funny because when Michael Cole found out that the Olympic committee was upset, the next week on RAW he said Olympic Slam at least 15 times because he wanted to piss them off. He just kept saying it, it was hilarious.
Check out the complete episode at WestwoodOnePodcasts.com. H/T to 411 Mania for transcribing the above quotes from the show.
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