Since Triple H took creative control of WWE, former stars returning to the company has become something of a regular occurrence. While Superstars such as Bray Wyatt, Johnny Gargano, Braun Strowman and Dakota Kai have returned on a full-time basis, legends such as Kurt Angle and Trish Stratus have also made guest appearances.
Another man who hasn’t ruled out featuring for WWE in some capacity is Ken Shamrock. The MMA specialist signed with the company in early 1997 and served as the special guest referee for the legendary WrestleMania 13 Submission Match between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin. As the year progressed, Shamrock transitioned into being a wrestler in his own right and by the time he left the company in 1999, he had enjoyed high-profile feuds with The Rock, The Undertaker, Owen Hart and more.
Ken Shamrock Comments On Potential WWE Return
After leaving WWE, Shamrock wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling and TNA, while also resuming his mixed martial arts career. During an appearance on the Ten Count with Steve Fall, the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Man’ was asked about returning to the ring, although he admitted that this is unlikely.
“I think at this point in my career, we’re past those,”
When asked whether he could return to WWE in another capacity as a manager or trainer, Shamrock said that he would consider any offer that came his way.
“You know, like I said, not that I would say no. Obviously, I’d have to look and make sure it was the right thing. It’d have to make sense, right? So yeah, of course, if that was to come around, it made sense, yeah. But right now, man, I’ve got so much going on that we have planned. There’s gonna be a lot of stuff happening.”
Ken Shamrock is a former NWA World Champion, WWF Intercontinental Champion and World Tag Team Champion. He was also crowned King of the Ring in 1998. Outside of wrestling, Shamrock is a mixed-martial arts legend, and was the inaugural inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2003.
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