Ken Shamrock Explains Why Nobody Tried To Get Into A Shoot Fight With Him During WWE Days

The UFC Hall of Famer and former Superfight Champion Ken Shamrock had 47 career MMA fights, but was he ever challenged by his WWE colleagues?

Speaking with Lars Frederiksen of Rancid and Dennis Farrell of Fightful's Wrestling Perspective Podcast, Frederiksen asked Shamrock if there was ever a moment he felt he was being tested in some way?

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"No, I think they were more interested in the things I knew. I mean, obviously I got to roll with (Steve) Blackman, I got to roll with some other guys, and anybody who ever rolled with me or ever was with me would tell you that I was legit. There's no question in pro wrestling, that there was nobody there that could hold a candle to me when it came to shoot fighting. Anyone that says anything different, that's that pro wrestling character coming out of them. Because I don't think there's any doubt in anybody's mind. Obviously, with me being a world champion in Japan and being a world champion in the United States, I was the world's most dangerous man, and nobody could beat me, and going into pro wrestling. I don't think somebody that has a career in pro wrestling would have a chance of actually beating me at my game." Shamrock said.

Shamrock believes everyone in the WWE kept it professional because it was business and everybody wanted to walk out healthy.

Ken would go on to say “Nobody did that, because I think when you're at that level in the WWF, it's business and everybody knows its business”. If you didn't have that, maybe on a smaller circuit, or if you're going around there, somebody wants to get the best of you or get over on you in a match where they try to make you look stupid. At the WWF, everybody was professional about getting the match over, putting on great matches, and everybody walking out of there healthy.

The former WWE Intercontinental Champion made a surprise appearance at NJPW Rumble on 44th Street this past October, cornering Clark Connors in his match against Minoru Suzuki. The results for that event can be viewed by clicking here.

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