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G.O.A.T 3 13.04%
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The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

Debuting as a guest referee in Austin vs Hitman submission match, he just had a couple of years run in WWE and in that run, he lived upto his name of World's most dangerous man making the Ankle lock one of the most popular submission moves.

In that run, he had won Intercontinental title as well as tag titles once while he also had a NWA world heavyweight championship title run with TNA. His heart was with MMA and one can still debate where he would have gone if he had decided to continue in WWE for he challenged Shawn Michaels for the title and was considered as an option for Bret Hart to lose the title to before Montreal Screwjob. He was also considered for a return around 2002 for a feud with Kurt Angle acc. to dirtsheet but the money did not work out.

How do you see his professional wrestling legacy and would his possible return interest you?

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Re: The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

Before WM 14 he was very over and was getting big pops everyweek, then after WM 14 he seemed to lose a bit of the crowd and wasn't as over as before. Why was that?
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Re: The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

He had a decent run but I think he couldn't have lasted much longer. He was a great technical wrestler who had the gimmick of that he would snap at any minute, but he was pretty limited in everything else. Had awful mic skills and after his run with The Union in 1999 I think fans had seen enough. Not that they didn't like him, but he had done everything he possibly could.

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Re: The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

Definitely a legend in MMA and IMO also in pro wrestling if you also consider his career outside WWE. Don't forget he was one of the first prominent shoot-wrestlers in UWF (Japan), and the first champion in their offspring Pancrase which became legit fighting. He is a pioneer in Shoowrestling and MMA no doubt.

In WWE, Ken Shamrock was a top midcarder in one of the hottest era's of prowrestling and an occasionally main eventer.

He had notable feuds with Team Canada, Rock, Val Venis, Blackman, Undertaker, Jericho and was together with Bossman part of the Corporation.

He introduced the Ankle Lock submission hold and many MMA influences that are still seen in WWE to this day.

King of the Ring Winner, IC champion and tag champion w/ Bossman.

He was also the first NWA champion in TNA.

I think Shamrock was a great technical wrestler in a time when there weren't alot of those guys.

He is in my opinion a legend and he should be inducted into the HOF one day.
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Re: The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

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He had a decent run but I think he couldn't have lasted much longer. He was a great technical wrestler who had the gimmick of that he would snap at any minute, but he was pretty limited in everything else. Had awful mic skills and after his run with The Union in 1999 I think fans had seen enough. Not that they didn't like him, but he had done everything he possibly could.
Yes. Bischoff brought in Goldberg to counter Shamrock at that point of time. Wonder how it would have turned out if Shamrock was booked like Goldberg? Did not have to talk, had the background to sell the gimmick and was hell of a mean looker, sounds perfect for Shamrock.

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Before WM 14 he was very over and was getting big pops everyweek, then after WM 14 he seemed to lose a bit of the crowd and wasn't as over as before. Why was that?
Yes, I think people got tired of his snapping for he has put out all his stuff and did not surprise or change much between heel and face turns as a character, IMO.

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Yes. Bischoff brought in Goldberg to counter Shamrock at that point of time. Wonder how it would have turned out if Shamrock was booked like Goldberg? Did not have to talk, had the background to sell the gimmick and was hell of a mean looker, sounds perfect for Shamrock.



Yes, I think people got tired of his snapping for he has put out all his stuff and did not surprise or change much between heel and face turns as a character, IMO.
yes Ken Shamrock was extremely strong but he was 6 feet and 240 pounds at max I think. He looked extremely strong but still wasn't the biggest heavyweight. Goldberg was over 265 pounds at one point and 6'3. I also believe goldberg had more charisma or presence so to speak.

I do not think Goldberg is a better wrestler but i think he was the perfect guy to be marketed like an unstoppable powerhouse.

What they could have done with Shamrock is how they are using Brock Lesnar at this moment. A dangerous MMA fighter, who also doesn't talk much but is an extremely strong and dangerous submission specialist and tries to legitimize the WWE

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Re: The legacy37: Ken "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Shamrock

Hard to call him a legend but one of the toughest guys to step in the ring ever.

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