The former WWF Intercontinental Champion's first storyline in the WWE was with the WWE's biggest star Bret Hart and the man they planned to be a future major star Stone Cold Steve Austin at WWE's biggest event of the year, WrestleMania.
The "World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock joined Fightful's Wrestling Perspective Podcast. When speaking with Lars Frederiksen and Dennis Farrell, Farrell brought up Bret Hart, who was the person, who would train Shamrock for his match against Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13.
Shamrock told The Wrestling Perspective, “I had the privilege of being able to go to Calgary and work with Bret Hart, and with some other guys, and even Stu. I didn't know the significance of that until later, but when I was there, it felt like I was at home. I could relate to these guys, they were all hard workers, they all had goals, and they set goals and they would accomplish them by hard work. I felt at home there, and I learned a lot in a short amount of time that I was there.
Shamrock would explain how Bret helped prepare for the big match at WrestleMania 13 and his future in the WWE after.
"I think by being there, it helped me truly understand the character I needed to be going into pro wrestling. I wasn't a pro wrestler, I was an MMA fighter, I was a mixed martial artist, and I need to make sure that I stayed true to that character. I was going into pro wrestling, and Bret helped me do that by making sure everything I did was along the same lines as who I was as a submission specialist." Shamrock said.
22 years ago today, @steveaustinBSR and @BretHart took each other to the absolute LIMIT at #WrestleMania 13! pic.twitter.com/aHyX5zSh5s— WWE (@WWE) March 23, 2019
Shamrock would also discuss other topics in this interview and shared the opinion that Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold at WrestleMania is when the Attitude Era was born. Click here to read that story.