Ken Shamrock believes he should be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Former Intercontinental Champion, Ken Shamrock thinks an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame is long overdue.
When appearing on ‘The Universal Wrestling Podcast‘, Shamrock delved into why he cares about not yet being in the WWE Hall of Fame:
“Of course, I care. I think anybody that does anything at the highest level wants to be recognized for their greatness.”
While feeling he’s deserved of the honor, Shamrock understands that it’s not something he can necessarily control, which is why he’s ‘not going to lose sleep over it’.
“It’s out of my control. Obviously, I think I did enough for me to be recognized, especially if you have seen some of the guys that went in there. If you really look at it, I was there for two, two and a half years, and let’s not talk about the length of when I was there, let’s just talk about, did I leave it better than before I left? Did I do things that were everlasting? Being in the Hall of Fame, you have to be above everything else, the things that you did leave an impression on the organization forever.
Those are things that you look at for Hall of Fame material. Not just winning championships and doing certain things, but did you build the company, did you help make that company become something different for the future? If you look at the stamps that are all over wrestling, it’s Ken Shamrock. Submission holds, I brought those in. I mixed them in with pro wrestling and now everybody is doing it. If you’re looking at it and you want to figure out whether or not I do or don’t belong, those are the things you look at. I look at and say absolutely, I belong in there. Again, it’s out of my control.
Those are things I can’t control. I was already inducted into other hall of fames for things that I have done, I’m very proud of that, but if I don’t get into WWE (Hall of Fame), it’s not something I’m going to lose sleep over. I see it as something important, but those are decisions that I cannot control, and therefore I have to move on and do other things to make sure my legacy and life and family are left in a better place.”
Shamrock is a member of both the UFC and IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame’s and still continues to wrestle as he last competed on the independent scene, this past August. The 58-year-old is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion as well as a one-time Tag Team Champion, alongside 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Big Boss Man in addition to being the 1998 King of The Ring.
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(h/t to Fightful for the transcriptions)