Mostly Credited As: Ken Shamrock
Sometimes Credited As: Wayne Shamrock
The Worlds Most Dangerous Man
'Mr. Wrestling' Vince Torelli
Birth Name: Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
Date Of Birth: February 11, 1964 (Age 51)
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.
One of Ken’s more memorable quotes is “It's all about having confidence in yourself, I don't fear that man standing across from me”.
He has had the following names/nicknames of ‘Mr. Wrestling’ Vince Torelli, ‘One Punch’ Ken Shamrock, Vince Torelli, Wayne Shamrock and The Worlds Most Dangerous Man.
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.
In 1990 he made his in-ring wrestling debut for SAPW (South Atlantic Pro Wrestling) based in Charlotte, North Carolina using the name Wayne Shamrock as a face but later renamed himself Vince Torelli when he turned heel.
He adopted the nickname of ‘Mr. Wrestling’ & began competing in Japan in the UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation) as well as in PWFG (Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi) & PHW (Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling) later shortened to Pancrase.
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.
At the 22-minute mark of the match Bret had rendered the bloodied Austin unconscious while using one of his favorite moves/holds “The Sharpshooter” and was declare the winner via a submission.
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