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Ken Shamrock

Kenneth Wayne Shamrock is an American mixed martial artist, UFC Hall of Famer and professional wrestler. Shamrock emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of mixed martial arts, headlining over 15 main events and co-main events in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride Fighting Championships during the course of his career and set numerous pay-per-view records with his drawing power. Shamrock is widely considered to be a legendary figure and icon in the sport of mixed martial arts. Shamrock was named The World's Most Dangerous Man by ABC News in a special entitled "The World's Most Dangerous Things" in the early part of his UFC career, a moniker which has become synonymous as his nickname. Shamrock became known early on in the UFC for his rivalry with Royce Gracie. After fighting to a draw with Gracie in the inaugural Superfight, he became the first UFC Superfight Champion after defeating Dan Severn at UFC 6; the title was eventually renamed the UFC Heavyweight Championship when weight categories were introduced to the UFC. He was also the first foreign MMA Champion in Japan, winning the title of King of Pancrase. During his reign as the UFC Superfight Champion, he was widely considered the #1 mixed martial artist in the world. Shamrock was also ranked by Inside MMA as one of the top 10 greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. Shamrock is the founder of the Lion's Den mixed martial arts training camp. The Lion's Den became one of the most successful camps in mixed martial arts history and was famous dominating the early scene of mixed martial arts. He is also the older adopted brother of former UFC Middleweight Champion Frank Shamrock. Along with his mixed martial arts career, Shamrock enjoyed considerable success in professional wrestling, achieving championship success during his tenures with the World Wrestling Federation and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Among other accolades, he is a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time WWF Tag Team Champion, and the 1998 WWF King of the Ring. World Wrestling Entertainment—formerly the World Wrestling Federation—has credited Shamrock for popularizing the ankle lock (later used by fellow professional wrestling world champions Kurt Angle and Jack Swagger), which was named by the organization as one of the top five submission holds in history.

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Feb 11, 1964
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie PWFG: Hataage Daiissen 1991-03-04
Latest Project:
Movie The History of The WWE Hardcore Championship 2016-09-06
Known For
Poster of The Bunker
Poster of The Smashing Machine
Poster of Champions
Poster of UFC 1: The Beginning
Movie The History of The WWE Hardcore Championship 2016-09-06
Movie The Hurt Business Himself 2016-01-01
Movie Bellator 149 Himself 2016-02-19
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 3 Unreleased 2016-08-09
Movie Bellator 138: Unfinished Business 2015-06-19
Movie Owen Hart of Gold Himself 2015-12-08
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1 Himself 2014-03-11
Movie The Bunker Rock 2014-04-08
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Himself 2014-11-03
Movie WWE: The Best Of In Your House Himself 2013-05-27
Movie WWE: The Best of King of the Ring Himself 2011-12-13
Movie UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie 2011-05-10
Movie UFC 61: Bitter Rivals Himself 2006-07-08
Movie UFC Fight Night 6.5: Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3 2006-10-10
Series The Ultimate Fighter 2005-01-17
Movie Pride 30: Fully Loaded 2005-10-23
Movie UFC 48: Payback Himself 2004-06-19
Series Impact Wrestling 2004-06-04
Movie The Smashing Machine Himself 2002-01-01
Movie UFC 40: Vendetta himself 2002-11-22
Movie Pride 19: Bad Blood 2002-02-24
Movie WWE Hardcore Himself 2001-10-08
Movie Pride 10: Return of the Warriors 2000-08-27
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Himself 1999-04-25
Movie WWE St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House Himself 1999-02-14
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1999 Himself 1999-01-25
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Himself 1999-03-28
Movie WWE Over the Edge Himself 1999-05-23
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Himself 1999-07-25
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Himself 1999-08-22
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1999 Himself 1999-06-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Himself 1998-03-29
Movie WWE Unforgiven: In Your House Himself 1998-04-25
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Ken Shamrock 1998-02-15
Movie Champions The King 1998-01-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Himself 1998-01-18
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1998 Himself 1998-06-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1998 Himself 1998-11-15
Movie WWE Rock Bottom: In Your House Himself 1998-12-13
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Himself 1998-07-26
Movie WWE Capital Carnage Himself 1998-12-06
Movie WWE Judgment Day: In Your House Himself 1998-10-18
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 Himself 1998-08-30
Movie WWE Breakdown: In Your House Himself 1998-09-27
Movie WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell Himself 1997-05-11
Movie WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede Himself 1997-07-06
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Himself 1997-11-09
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1997 Himself 1997-08-02
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Himself 1997-12-07
Movie UFC 8: David vs. Goliath Himself 1996-02-16
Movie UFC 11.5: Ultimate Ultimate 2 himself 1996-12-07
Movie UFC 9: Motor City Madness Himself 1996-05-17
Movie UFC 5: Return Of The Beast Himself 1995-04-07
Movie UFC 7: The Brawl In Buffalo Himself 1995-09-08
Movie UFC 6: Clash Of The Titans Himself 1995-07-14
Movie Pancrase: Pancrash! 1 1994-01-19
Movie UFC 3: The American Dream Himself 1994-09-09
Movie Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 2 1993-10-14
Movie Pancrase: Yes, We Are Hybrid Wrestlers 1 1993-09-21
Movie UFC 1: The Beginning Himself 1993-11-12
Movie UFC 1: The Beginning Himself 1993-11-12
Movie PWFG: Roar of The Lion Kingdom Part 1 1992-01-15
Movie PWFG: Roar of The Lion Kingdom Part 2 1992-02-24
Movie PWFG: Lion King Legend Side Story 1992-08-15
Movie PWFG: Stack of Arms 1992-10-04
Movie PWFG: Hataage Daiissen 1991-03-04
Movie PWFG: One For All And All For One 1991-07-26
Movie PWFG: Hataage Daiissen 2 1991-05-16