Shamrock informs that when he came into the WWE locker room there was definitely some hesitation from his opponents. He was a legit mixed martial artist, and a lot of the guys in the room were concerned to do a lot of things with him in the ring for fear that he’d injure them.
He thanks Bret Hart for giving him some great advice early on. Hart told him to shake the hand of every competitor when he walks into a wrestling locker room. He also told Shamrock to open his ears and his arms to the other talents in an attempt to make them feel comfortable, and make it known to them that you’re there to learn from them. Shamrock did exactly as Hart suggested and before he knew it, he had fit in perfectly.
Russo recalls one time when Big Show was messing with Shamrock in a buffet room. Shamrock was consistently nagging Shamrock and Shamrock continued to warn him to stop. Show didn’t stop so finally Shamrock dropped to the ground, leg-locked Show, and took him down. Big Show was screaming for mercy in the middle of the buffet room. Shamrock says that’s what happens when he warns you to stop and you don’t listen.