Kurt Angle has named the two wrestlers he says would be capable of having an Ultimate Submission match today, saying that they are the best technicians working in the business.
Angle famously won an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling for the USA in 1996. Following that he went onto have an extremely successful professional wrestling career that culminated in his WWE Hall Of Fame induction in 2017.
Speaking on The Kurt Angle Show podcast, the four-time WWE Champion was discussing his Ultimate Submission match with Chris Benoit in 2001. In a follow-up discussion, Angle was who he thinks could pull off such a match today.
“AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan are the two best technicians in the business today. They are without a doubt the two best technicians and they both have very strong submission holds. They would have an incredible match.”
The Ultimate Submission match had Iron Man rules with both competitors looking to gain as many submission wins in thirty minutes. At Backlash 2001, Benoit defeated Angle 4-3 after sudden death overtime settled the match.
Daniel Bryan’s Yes Lock submission hold has proved successful in his WWE career. It was that move that earned the win over Batista in the main event of WrestleMania 30. That win crowned Daniel Bryan the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. AJ Styles also uses a submission hold to great effect. The Calf Killer was rechristened when Styles joined WWE in 2016 to the Calf Crusher.
Kurt Angle has also recently commented on another potential technical wrestling star of the future. Angle gave his thoughts on NCAA Division I Champion and US Olympic hopeful, Gable Steveson.