Ken Shamrock, former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar has revealed that he would have defeated WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a real fight. The 53-year-old also spoke about the possibilities of him returning to the wrestling promotion.
“Being able to fight a guy like Brock Lesnar who is a wrestler, who has very limited skills in striking? In my prime and him in his prime, he doesn’t have a chance,” Shamrock said in an interview to Hannibal TV (h/t Wrestling Inc.)
“How can you beat me? You can’t beat me. If I’m in my prime and I have all those skill sets, and in his prime, he was very limited in his skill sets, how can you beat me?”
Shamrock’s impressive MMA run
Ken Shamrock has an impressive mixed-martial-arts (MMA) record of 28-17 to his name. His last MMA fight came back in February 2016 when he faced Royce Gracie in a losing effort. Throughout his career, Shamrock has locked horns with juggernauts in MMA, including Tito Ortiz, Maurice Smith, and Don Frye.
Speaking on his return to the WWE, Shamrock mentioned that it is Vince McMahon who is not taking a step forward in the negotiations. The man from Macon, Georgia is not sure what is preventing McMahon from making the move.
“I wouldn’t ask why I should get another chance. I think everyone already knows that I should get a chance and I think I would want to know why, what’s the underlying – cause everyone else has come back,” Shamrock added.
“Look at it, all these other guys have come and gone back, had issues with them, went to other organizations, WCW come back and they still got in. I would really want to know the truth.”
WWE not keen on inducting Shamrock into the Hall of Fame
Dave Meltzer, veteran pro-wrestling journalist recently revealed on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that the WWE is not interested in inducting Shamrock into the WWE Hall of Fame. Meltzer stressed that the company is not too keen on the idea.
“Nope. As far as contact, I mean Ken has tried to get in with them several times and they aren’t interested, for whatever reason,” Melzter said.
Ken Shamrock is widely considered as an MMA pioneer, holding the distinction of being the first UFC Superfight champion, besides headlining several high-profile fights in the sport of MMA both in the UFC as well as Pride FC.
Shamrock has also previously dabbled in pro-wrestling, with the most memorable of his rivalries coming in the WWE against The Rock. He is a former WWF Intercontinental and tag team champion as well as the 1998 King of the Ring.
The World’s Most Dangerous Man also made sporadic appearances for TNA/Impact Wrestling back in 2002 and ’04 but isn’t likely to return to the WWE or Impact anytime soon.
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