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YMMV / Ken Shamrock

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  • Americans Hate Tingle: Canadian fans never liked him for some reason.
  • Badass Decay: His MMA career after returning from pro wrestling. Injuries he sustained limited the explosiveness he exhibited in his early years and the fighters evolved their styles to more well rounded, his shoot wrestling style that made him Jack-of-All-Stats Lightning Bruiser by 1996 now left him being lumbering Master of None with a very glassy chin. He had numerous losses since then and is now
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  • Funny Moments: From the July 6 (taped June 30), 1998 Raw. King Mabel returned and interfered in Shamrock's match with Jeff Jarrett, likely due to his being left out of the "King of Kings Triple Threat" the week before involving Shamrock, Owen Hart and Triple H. Mabel returning isn't the funny part. The funny part was Shamrock's promo, due to Mabel's awkward Gender-Blender Name.
    Ken Shamrock: Mabel, if you're any kind of a man...
  • Jerkass Woobie: Let's see: only met his birth father when he was 38, had a mom who had to work 3 jobs, his stepfather believed in beating discipline into him, was molested... Even after you learn he was an egotistical and overbearing trainer to Frank Shamrock and other wrestlers, it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
  • Memetic Mutation: In the MMA community "I am going to beat you into living death" from the UFC presser for his fight with Tito Ortiz. Tito was not intimidated.
  • Moment of Awesome:
    • Not the match, but the staredown between Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie in UFC 5, with Masakatsu Funaki and Rickson Gracie as their respective cornermen.
    • The "Lion's Den Match" against Owen Hart at SummerSlam 98. Possibly Shamrock's best singles match in WWE, and a damn good performance by Owen as well.
    • The Ten-Man-Tag between the Hart Foundation (Bret/Owen/Davey Boy Smith/Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart/Brian Pillman) and the team of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin/Goldust/Ken Shamrock/The Legion of Doom at WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede, July 1997. Just a terrific match all around, pretty much the last great one for Davey, Anvil and Pillman, and a highlight of the careers of all involved.


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