Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap w/ Ken Shamrock – Troubled Childhood, Overcoming A Broken Neck, Origin of WWE’s Brawl for All, More!
Russo welcomes Ken Shamrock to the show.
Shamrock believes that everybody has some sort of hurt or frustration that they need to get out of their system. He took he frustrations out early on in life through sports, and he admits that it was very difficult for him to control his anger and intensity while playing sports like football.
At the age of 10 he was stabbed during an attempted robbery. They tried to stab him in the neck but he was able to get his arm up to protect himself. He passed out and recalls waking up in the hospital handcuffed to the hospital bed.
He also mentions that he was kicked out of his family home at age 13. His step-father came from a military background and would beat him and his siblings regularly. He was forced to live out of a car for 6 months and would rob stores with a knife for money in order to survive.
At that time he says he was living in the moment and there was no right or wrong. He was doing what he had to do to survive, and life had no real value to him during this period. He was so de-scensitized to the regularities of life because of where he came from, and where he was at that point in his life.