Shamrock unsuccessful in MMA return

Jun 21, 2015 - by Steve Gerweck

Former WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team champion Ken Shamrock returned to the MMA cage on Friday night for the first time in five years but came up short, losing via TKO to Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138. Shamrock, now 51 years old, showed that when mother nature catches up to you there’s no way to reverse it and it was evident that he had not stepped in a cage in a competitive fight for so long. His record now stands at 28-16-2 and will most likely stay that way. WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal walked to the cage with Shamrock. Shamrock joined WWE in 1997 making his debut on Monday Night Raw and billed as the world’s most dangerous man. His first big angle came when he refereed the Bret Hart vs Steve Austin match at WrestleMania 13. During his time there he won the King of the Ring tournament as well as the Intercontinental and Tag Team titles. In 2002 he joined TNA Wrestling and won the vacant NWA World title on the inaugural TNA pay-per-view. When it comes to TNA history books he is considered to be their first champion.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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