Ken Shamrock is widely considered to a pioneer of mixed martial arts. The World’s Most Dangerous Man is one of the very few MMA stars who successfully adapted to WWE’s style of sports and entertainment. Shamrock thinks he deserves to be inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame as well.
The former WWE Intercontinental Champion recently appeared on the Universal Wrestling Podcast for a new interview. Shamrock discussed a wide range of topics including a possible induction into WWE’s Hall of Fame. The MMA and pro wrestling icon admits he wants to be inducted but won’t lose sleep if he does not make it to WWE’s Hall of Fame.
“Of course, I care. I think anybody that does anything at the highest level wants to be recognized for their greatness. It’s out of my control. Obviously, I think I did enough for me to be recognized, especially if you have seen some of the guys that went in there. If you really look at it, I was there for two, two and a half years, and let’s not talk about the length of when I was there, let’s just talk about, did I leave it better than before I left?
“Did I do things that were everlasting? Being in the Hall of Fame, you have to be above everything else, the things that you did leave an impression on the organization forever. Those are things that you look at for Hall of Fame material. Not just winning championships and doing certain things, but did you build the company, did you help make that company become something different for the future?
“If you look at the stamps that are all over wrestling, it’s Ken Shamrock. Submission holds, I brought those in. I mixed them in with pro wrestling and now everybody is doing it. If you’re looking at it and you want to figure out whether or not I do or don’t belong, those are the things you look at. I look at and say absolutely, I belong in there. Again, it’s out of my control. Those are things I can’t control. I was already inducted into other hall of fames for things that I have done, I’m very proud of that, but if I don’t get into WWE (Hall of Fame), it’s not something I’m going to lose sleep over. I see it as something important, but those are decisions that I cannot control, and therefore I have to move on and do other things to make sure my legacy and life and family are left in a better place.”
Ken Shamrock made a name for himself in MMA and pro wrestling, and was recognized by UFC for his contributions to the sport as well. He was inducted into Impact Wrestling’s Hall of Fame by former rival The Rock in 2020. Randy Orton wants to see Ken Shamrock in WWE’s Hall of Fame as well.
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