5 WWE legends who approved of Superstars using their finishers
#4 Jack Swagger uses the Ankle Lock
Kurt Angle left WWE in 2006, and kicked off a stint in Impact Wrestling. A few years down the line, Jack Swagger started using the finishing move. Although Angle didn't seem too thrilled with this at the time, he spoke in depth on the situation back in 2015 and stated that he was happy with Swagger using the move. Angle added that the Ankle Lock wasn't his move to begin with and Ken Shamrock used it way before he did.
You know what, no. Because I didn’t come up with the Ankle Lock. Ken Shamrock did. When he retired, I took it. And when I left WWE, Jack Swagger decided to take the Ankle Lock. And I think Jack Swagger’s done a great job. I think he’s a great talent.
#3 The Miz uses the Figure Four
Back in late 2012, The Miz turned babyface and joined Mick Foley's Survivor Series team that was set to face Team Ziggler at the event. The babyface turn wasn't well-received by critics. Miz later began a feud with Cesaro, after the latter insulted America. Around this time, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair became The Miz's mentor and the A-Lister began using Flair's legendary finishing move, The Figure Four Leglock.
The story unfolded on an episode of Miz TV. The light-hearted exchange between the two was interrupted by United States Champion Cesaro. After the duo attacked the villain, Flair teased locking in his finisher on Cesaro, but suddenly paused. He asked Miz to do the favors, handing down the move to him.Published 30 Aug 2019, 09:54 IST