WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has shared his congratulations with WWE Hall Of Famer William Shatner after he achieved an astonishing world record.
The man best known as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, actor William Shatner became the oldest person to fly into space. Shatner joined the Blue Origin space capsule New Shepard for the space flight which took Shatner and the rest of the crew past the Karman Line and into space.
William Shatner joined WWE The Bump where he commented on the ten-minute flight where he experienced weightlessness and views of planet Earth most can only dream of:
“I did fly high, I flew 65 miles into space which is not quite as high as the fictional Captain Kirk used to warp speed all over the universe but 65 miles is far enough.”
Vince McMahon took a rare trip to social media to congratulate William Shatner on his achievement and world record. Shatner became part of the WWE Hall Of Fame when he was inducted into its celebrity wing in the delayed Class of 2020.
“So proud that the legendary @WilliamShatner, a WWE Hall of Famer now holds the record for the oldest person in space!”
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) October 15, 2021
William Shatner appeared in the World Wrestling Federation in 1995 on an edition of Jerry Lawler’s King’s Court. During the segment, Lawler antagonised Shatner before the man that portrayed TJ Hooker nailed the Memphis legend with a monkey flip. It was Lawler who 26 years later had the honour of inducting Shatner into WWE’s final frontier – the WWE Hall Of Fame.