Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap w/ Ken Shamrock – Troubled Childhood, Overcoming A Broken Neck, Origin of WWE’s Brawl for All, More!

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When Shamrock had an opportunity to fight for UFC, he jumped at it because it was a far cry from the places he had come from in his life. In a UFC fight he wouldn’t have to worry about getting jumped, stabbed or attacked from behind. UFC was like a walk in the park compared to where he had came from. This was one guy versus another with no rules, so he couldn’t wait to sign up.

Russo asks Shamrock about his decision to choose professional wrestling over football. Russo thought it was strange that given all of Shamrock’s issues with anger and frustrations he’d go to work performing choreographed fights. Shamrock informs that he had broken his neck in college and the fear of re-injuring his neck prevented him from pursuing a career in football.

Shamrock informs that he was first introduced to steroids through rehabbing his broken neck. After breaking his neck, he dropped from 205 lbs to 145 lbs. He began using steroids after his rehab in order to put some weight and some muscle back on his frame in an attempt to help protect his neck and spine.

Shamrock believes there are some very positive effects to steroids, and he thinks they can be used in many beneficial ways for athletes both during and after their professional careers. Unfortunately human beings don’t know when enough’s enough, and steroids get a bad rep due to some people going overboard and abusing them.

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