Mostly Credited As: Ken Shamrock
Sometimes Credited As: Wayne Shamrock
The Worlds Most Dangerous Man
Birth Name: Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
Date Of Birth: February 11, 1964 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Macon, Georgia
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Trivia Ken is an actor, professional wrestler and former 3-time UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Superfight Champion and a former Pancrase Champion.
He began his pro wrestling training when he enrolled into the “Bob Sawyers School of Pro Wrestling” in 1988. He was trained by Bob Sawyer, ‘Mad Dog’ Buzz Sawyer (Bruce Woyan) and Nelson Royal.
He started his career as a UFC fighter making his debut in that sport in November 1993 and in 1996 he won his first ever UFC World Title by defeating Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn in the championship finals.
On 24 February 1997 he signed a 3-year, 3 Million-dollar contract to wrestle in the WWF. His debut in the WWF was as a special guest referee under the name of Ken Shamrock with the nickname of "The World's Most Dangerous Man".
The match he referred was a submission “I Quit” match between Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (Bret Sergeant Hart) & ‘Stone cold’ Steve Austin at “Wrestlemania 13” in Rosemont, Illionis on 23 march 1997.
His first match in the WWF came up the next night on “WWF Monday Night Raw” where he quickly subdued his opponent Vernon White. The remainder of 1997 he feuded with ‘The Hart Foundation’.
The early part of 1998 saw Ken feuding with Rocky Mavia aka ‘The Rock’ (Dwayne Douglas Johnson) who was the reigning WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
At the annual “King of the Ring” pay-per view on 28 June 1998 in Pittsburgh Ken pinned Jeff Jarrett in his semi final match & then beats ‘The Rock’ via submission to win the tournament & was crowned the new King of the WWF.
In September he formed a stable with The Rock and Mankind (Michael Francis "Mick" Foley). In November 1998 he joined the heel stable of Vincent J. McMahon Jr. calling themselves “Mr. McMahon’s Corporation”.
On 14 December Shamrock & fellow corporation member Big Bossman defeated the New Age Outlaws of Billy Gunn (Monty "Kip" Sopp) & ‘Road Dogg’ Jesse James (Brian Gerard ‘B.G.’ James) to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
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