Ken Shamrock is one of the first UFC names that comes to mind who switched from the Octagon to the squared circle. Not only that, but he has seen a good deal of success in the pro wrestling business as well. Shamrock had a decent run in WWE, but it was not enough to keep him there.
The World’s Most Dangerous Man joined WWE back in 1997 and remained with the company for the next two years. During that time, he won the Intercontinental Championship and WWF Tag Team Titles along with Big Boss Man.
While speaking to VLADTV, Ken Shamrock talked about his WWE exit. Shamrock revealed that he felt he was not going anywhere in the company. In addition to that, Shamrock had trust issues with WWE.
“I already felt like I was being clumped into groups and that I was just kind of a side thing now, like whatever storyline was over here we would just do. It didn’t make any sense. It just didn’t feel like they knew what to do with me from that point. It just felt like I was just there.
It just felt like they weren’t really using me at the level that I thought I should have been used just because of where I came from. And for me to stay there and just be second fiddle when I could go and do something and be first fiddle, especially with how I was able to draw and bring in crowds, and make more money, I felt like I could do that better in the Mixed Martial Arts world because it came back. So that’s when I decided like if they’re not going to use me and really put me in anything that’s serious then I’m gonna move on. (…) And it was always in the back of my head too that it was different there too because that trust was kinda broken.”
Shamrock also made it clear that he wants to referee an Extreme Rules match. We will have to wait and see whether he will ever return to WWE somewhere down the line. If anything, he certainly racked up enough memories, and we’re also still waiting for that eventual WWE Hall of Fame induction.
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