Ken Shamrock is one of the first names that come to mind who transitioned from the MMA world to the world of professional wrestling. Seeing as how proficient he was in combat sports, fans always wondered how he would fare against someone like Mike Tyson. In fact, Shamrock even discussed how a fight with Mike Tyson would turn out.
The World’s Most Dangerous Man made his way to WWE back in 1997 and stayed with the company for the next two years. He saw a decent amount of success during that time as well, transitioning his success from the Octagon.
While speaking on Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling, Ken Shamrock stated that he would obviously be at a disadvantage in a boxing match against Mike Tyson. Although he wasn’t stupid enough to take a boxing fight against Iron Mike, he did confirm hearing talk of it happening.
I’ve heard talk about it [a fight against Mike Tyson] but nothing from him and nothing from me either. It just was talk… I ain’t crazy, right? I mean I know how good Mike is with his boxing so if I was to box him and not to say — I don’t have a problem doing that because I love to fight but, I’m not stupid enough to realize that, hey, I’m gonna go out and outbox Mike Tyson because I can’t. But I hope he realizes the same thing and he wouldn’t be stupid to realize he could take me in an MMA fight because that wouldn’t happen either.
Ken Shamrock would also only return to WWE if it makes sense to him. It is certainly a shame Shamrock and Tyson never duked it out. We can only imagine how that fight would have gone down. Regardless, fans will continue to think about it as they pitch their dream fight scenarios.
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