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- SAPW (South Atlantic Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Chris Chavis [Tournament] (February 1991);
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating X-Pac [Tournament Final] (October 12, 1998);
- WWF World Tag Team titles w/Big Bossman defeating New Age Outlaws (December 14, 1998);
- NWA World Heavyweight title by winning a “Gauntlet for the Gold” match [pinning Malice] (June 19, 2002);
Ken Shamrock Career Highlights
In The Beginning
- Ken Kilpatrick ‘s father abandoned he and his family and Ken and his brothers learned to fight at an early age..
- Ken Kilpatrick ‘s step-father tried to control them by beating them but that didnt work..
- Ken Kilpatrick (age 10) ran away from home and found himself living in an abandoned car with a few other boys..
- Ken Kilpatrick (age 10) got stabbed defending himself against an older kid..
- Ken Kilpatrick (age 14) was sent to the Shamrock Ranch for Boys, which was run by Bob Shamrock..
- ~~~Bob Shamrock soon encouraged Ken to try out for sports at Lassen High School..
- Ken Kilpatrick was a natural wrestler and had a rare passion and talent for football..
- Ken Kilpatrick, as an undefeated wrestler, was on his way to a state championship..
- Ken put another wrestler on his shoulders during wrestling practice and was about to drop him, when the mat slipped under him..
- ~~~His opponents weight fell on Ken’s head and neck causing two fractured vertabreas..
- ~~~A metal halo was inserted in Ken’s skull to prevent his spine from shifting..
- ~~~Ken was told to avoid strenuous activity for a year and that he would never be able to participate in contact sports again..
- ~~~Two months later, Ken was lifting weights, playing basketball and even beat a wrestler who weighed over 100lbs more than him..
- ~~~Bob noticed that the injury, if anything, seemed to leave Ken’s charge nearly impervious to pain..
- 1982: Ken Kilpatrick turned 18, Bob Shamrock legally adopted him and Ken finally got the father that he always wanted..
- 1988: Bob Shamrock suggested to Ken that he try out pro-wrestling and enrolled Ken into Bob Sawyers School of Pro Wrestling..
- 1988: Ken “Shamrock” was trained by the late Buzz Sawyer in Sacramento, California..
- 1988: Ken Shamrock recieved addition training with Nelson Royal at Royals ACW Wrestling School..
- 1988: Ken Shamrock entered some Tough Man contests, and was successful in three competitions..
- Ken started to work for South Atlantic Pro Wrestling under the name Wayne Shamrock and was managed by Paul Jones..
- Wayne Shamrock won his first Televised match within a few seconds with a suplex..
- Wayne Shamrock’s gimmick was then changed to a heel, “Mr. Wrestling” Vince Torelli..
Japan’s UWF Shoot Fighting
- September 1990: Ken Shamrock earned a spot with the second incarnation of Japan’s UWF shoot fighting group..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock’s friend Dean Malenko had recommended Ken for a spot on the UWF roster..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock made a lasting impression on UWF stars Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki..
- ~~~~~Funaki & Suzuki invited Ken to join a shootfighting organization they were forming named Pancrase..
Back with South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
- February 1991: Ken (as Torelli) defeated Chris Chavis in a Tournament Final to capture the South Atlantic Pro Wrestling title..
Pancrase & Ultimate Fighting
- Ken Shamrock officially moved on to Pancrase..
- September 21, 1993: Ken Shamrock defeated Masakatsu Funaki in the main event of the promotions 1st show..
- November 1993 – 1ST UFC EVENT: Ken Shamrock defeated Pat Smith, but fell victim to Royce Gracie in the semifinals..
- December 1994 – KING OF PANCRASE: Ken Shamrock defeated Manabu Yamada by Judge’s decision (3-0) to claim the honors..
- UFC V: Ken Shamrock fought nemesis Royce Gracie to a draw..
- UFC VI: Ken Shamrock defeated Dan “The Beast” Severn with a Guillotine Choke to become the 1st Superfight Champion..
- December 7, 1996: Ken Shamrock defeated Brian Johnston in an UFC Octagon..
World Wrestling Federation
- February 24, 1997: Ken Shamrock made his first appearance for the WWF, sitting at ringside during Monday Night “RAW”
- ~~~ Ken Shamrock had signed a three-year contract with the World Wrestling Federation earlier in the day..
- March 23, 1997–WrestleMania 13: Ken Shamrock was the referee for the “I Quit” match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin..
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock vs. The Hart Foundation
- Ken Shamrock’s first WWF match was against Vernon White (one of his students from the Lion’s Den) who he defeated..
- May 11, 1997–A Cold Day in Hell: Ken Shamrock defeated Vader in a No Holds Barred Match with the ankle-lock..
- June 30, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- July 6, 1997–Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation defeated Steve Austin & Ken Shamrock & Goldust & The Legion of Doom..
- ~~~The Hart Foundation = Bret “Hitman” Hart & Owen Hart & British Bulldog & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart & Brian Pillman..
- July 14, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Jim Neidhart by DQ.
- July 21, 1997 RAW: Vader defeated Ken Shamrock by Count Out.
- August 3, 1997–SummerSlam: The British Bulldog defeated Ken Shamrock by DQ to retain the European title..
- ~~~The stipulation was that if the British Bulldog lost the match, he would be forced to eat some dog food..
- ~~~The Bulldog put some dog food on Ken Shamrock, causing him to “snap” and go crazy on a crew of WWE referees..
- August 4, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Kama Mustapha.
- August 18, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated The Sultan.
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock vs. The Nation of Domination
- September 1, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Salvatore Sincere.
- September 15, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Farooq.
- October 20, 1997 RAW: Kama Mustafa & The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson.
- October 27, 1997 RAW: WWF Champion Bret Hart vs. Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest.
- November 3, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated WWF European champion Shawn Michaels by DQ.
- November 9, 1997–Survivor Series: Ken was the sole survivor for his team against the Nation of Domination..
- ~~~Ahmed Johnson & Ken Shamrock & Legion of Doom defeated Faarooq & Kama Mustafa & D’Lo Brown & The Rock..
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock vs. Degeneration-X
- November 10, 1997 RAW: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Ken Shamrock.
- December 7, 1997–Degeneration-X: Ken Shamrock defeated WWF champion Shawn Michaels by DQ.
- December 21, 1997: Ken Shamrock was scheduled to compete at a UFC PPV, but his opponent, Takada backed out of the deal..
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock vs. The Nation of Domination
- December 22, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated D’Lo Brown.
- December 29, 1997 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Kama Mustapha.
- January 5, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Farooq.
- January 12, 1998 RAW: Mark Henry & Ken Shamrock vs. The Rock & D’Lo Brown ended in a No Contest.
- January 18, 1998–Royal Rumble: Rocky Maivia defeated Ken Shamrock by Disqualification..
- ~~~Ken “snapped” and attacked the referee who DQ’d him for using brass knuckles, even though Maivia brought them in..
- January 26, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Mark Henry by DQ.
- February 9, 1998 RAW: The Rock & Farooq defeated Ken Shamrock & Chainz.
- February 15, 1998–No Way Out: Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson & DOA defeated The Nation of Domination
- February 23, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett in a Non-title match.
- March 9, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman defeated The Rock & Farooq by DQ.
- March 17, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated D’Lo Brown by DQ.
- March 29, 1998–WrestleMania 14: Ken Shamrock was declared the winner against Rocky Maivia via submission..
- ~~~Shamrock refused to break the hold, the referee reversed the decision, so Maivia won via disqualification..
- March 30, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman defeated Farooq & The Rock.
- April 4, 1998–Mayhem in Manchester: Ken Shamrock & Owen Hart defeated Rocky Maivia & D-Lo Brown ..
- April 6, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Marc Mero by DQ.
- April 13, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman vs. The New Midnight Express ended in a Double DQ.
- April 26, 1998–Unforgiven: Ken Shamrock & Faarooq & Steve Blackman defeated The Nation of Domination..
- April 27, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock vs Owen Hart vs. The Rock & D’Lo Brown ended in a No Contest..
- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Owen Hart turned on partner Ken Shamrock and joined The Nation..
- June 8, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated The Godfather.
- June 15, 1998 RAW: Owen Hart & Mark Henry defeated Ken Shamrock & Dan Severn.
- June 22, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Mark Henry.
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock is King of the Ring
- June 28, 1998–King of the Ring: Ken Shamrock defeated Jeff Jarrett in the 1st Round of the Tournament..
- ~~~~~~~~~~Ken Shamrock defeated Rocky Maivia in the finals to be declared the 1998 King of the Ring!
- July 6, 1998 – RAW: Ken had a match with Jeff Jarrett but was suddenly attacked by Mabel from the crowd..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock challenged Mabel to a match later that night, and Ken defeated the “former” King..
- July 26, 1998–Fully Loaded: Owen Hart defeated Ken Shamrock in a Dungeon match with Dan Severn as referee..
- August 17, 1998 RAW: Dan Severn defeated Ken Shamrock and Owen Hart in a 3-WAY to retain the NWA World Title.
- August 24, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Dan Severn by DQ (DQ means Dan Severn retains the NWA World Title).
- August 30, 1998–SummerSlam: Ken Shamrock defeated Owen Hart in a Lion’s Den match with the anklelock submission..
- August 31, 1998 RAW: The Disciples of Apocalypse vs Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman ended in a No Contest.
- September 14, 1998 RAW: Steve Austin vs Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest (Steve Austin retains the WWF Title).
- September 21, 1998 RAW: The Rock vs Mankind vs Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest in a 3-WAY.
- September 27, 1998–Breakdown: The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple threat steel cage match..
- September 28, 1998 RAW: The Rock, Mankind & Ken Shamrock defeated Kane & The Undertaker.
- October 5, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Kane.
- October 12, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in an IC title Tournament Match..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock defeated Val Venis in Round #2. Ken Shamrock defeated X-Pac to win the IC title!
- October 18, 1998–Judgment Day: Ken Shamrock defeated Mankind to retain the WWF Intercontinental title..
- October 19, 1998 RAW: X-Pac defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock in a Non-title match.
- October 26, 1998 RAW: Steve Austin defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock by DQ.
- November 2, 1998 RAW: The Rock defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock by DQ.
- November 9, 1998 RAW: WWF Hardcore Champion Mankind defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock in a Non-title match..
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock and The Corporation
- November 1998: Ken Shamrock accepted McMahon’s invitation to join his Corporation..
- November 15, 1998–Survivor Series: Ken Shamrock participated in a WWF Heavyweight championship Tournament..
- ~~~Shamrock beat Goldust (1st Round) | Shamrock beat The Rock (2nd Round) | The Rock beat Shamrock (Semi-Finals)..
- November 23, 1998 RAW: WWF Hardcore champ Mankind beat Big Bossman and WWF IC champ Ken Shamrock in a 3-WAY.
- November 30, 1998 RAW: WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock defeated WWF European champion X-Pac by DQ.
- December 6, 1998–Capitol Carnage: WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock beat Steve Blackman via submission
- December 7, 1998 RAW: Degeneration X vs Ken Shamrock & The Big Bossman ended in a No Contest.
- December 13, 1998–Rock Bottom: The New Age Outlaws defeated Big Bossman & Ken Shamrock w/Commissioner Michaels..
- December 14, 1998 RAW: Ken Shamrock & Big Bossman defeated The New Age Outlaws to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
- December 21, 1998 RAW: Billy Gunn defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock in a Non-Title Match.
- December 28, 1998 RAW: Triple H defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock by DQ.
- January 4, 1999 RAW: Steve Blackman defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock in a Non-Title Match.
- January 11, 1999 RAW: Val Venis vs. WWF Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock ened in a No Contest.
- January 24, 1999–Royal Rumble: Ken Shamrock defeated Billy Gunn to retain the WWF Intercontinental title..
- January 25, 1999 RAW: Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Big Bossman & Ken Shamrock to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock vs. Val Venis w/Ryan Shamrock
- February 1, 1999 RAW: Billy Gunn defeated Val Venis w/Ryan Shamrock by DQ ..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock, who was at commentary complaining about his sister being with Val Venis, whacked Val with a chair!
- February 13, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock viciously attacked Val Venis and the WWF referees during an interview..
- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Ken Shamrock by disqualification when Test interfered.
- February 14, 1999–St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Val Venis w/Ryan Shamrock defeated Ken Shamrock in a Grudge match..
- ~~~Ryan Shamrock turned on her brother, Ken, and helped her boyfriend, Val Venis, win the WWF Intercontinental title..
- February 15, 1999 RAW: Val Venis beat Billy Gunn (during the match Ryan Shamrock was knocked off the apron injuring her ankle)
- ~~~After the match, Val Venis dumped Ryan Shamrock – backstage Billy Gunn consoled Ryan but got attacked by Ken Shamrock!
- ~~~Ken Shamrock & Test & Big Bossman vs. Mideon & Bradshaw & Farooq ended in a No Contest when some drama broke out.
- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Ministry abducted a whimpering Shane McMahon and gave him a letter to deliver to Vince McMahon.
- February 22, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock vs. Billy Gunn ended in a No Contest after Val Venis who was doing commentary interfered.
- March 1, 1999 RAW: Val Venis defeated Ken Shamrock and Goldust w/Blue Meanie in a 3-WAY by Countout to retain the IC title..
- ~~~After the match, Ryan Shamrock came down and Goldust kissed her and Ken Shamrock went nuts and attacked Goldust..
- March 8, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Goldust w/Ryan Shamrock & Blue Meanie.
- March 15, 1999 RAW: The Big Bossman defeated Mideon in a Hardcore Steel Cage match..
- ~~~After the match, The Corporation attacked Mideon and threatened to destroy him if Undertaker didn’t leave the McMahon home.
- March 22, 1999 RAW: Ministry (Undertaker & Acolytes) vs. Corporation (Test & Bossman & Shamrock) ended in a No Contest.
- March 28, 1999–WrestleMania 15: Road Dogg beat Ken Shamrock and Val Venis and Goldust to retain the WWF IC title..
- March 29, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Gangrel (afterwards, Shamrock was on a mission to find Stephanie McMahon)
- ~~~Shamrock put the anklelock on Ministry member Christian until he blurted out Stephanie’s secret whereabouts..
- ~~~Shamrock then went to the basement and found a terrified Stephanie McMahon huddled and crying in a dark corner..
- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Vince McMahon thanked Ken Shamrock for saving his family and said he was forever in debted to him.
- April 5, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock vs. Viscera ended in a No Contest when the Ministry ambushed and abducted Shamrock..
- ~~~~~~~~~~This was punishment for Ken Shamrock interfering and spoiling the Stephanie McMahon abduction last week.
World Wrestling Federation – Ken Shamrock and The Union
- April 12, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock officially quit the Corporation and formed “the Union” with Mankind, Test, and the Big Show..
- ~~~The Undertaker threatened to sacrifice Debra but Ken Shamrock ran down with a baseball bat and attacked the Ministry..
- ~~~The Undertaker revealed that Ryan Shamrock was in the basement; Ken found Ryan in the basement being consolled by Mankind..
- ~~~The Ministry attacked Ken Shamrock & Mankind. Then tried to sacrifice Ken but the Ministry started fighting amungst themselves..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock called out the Undertaker & the Ministry attacked Shamrock until Triple H & The Big Bossman made the save.
- April 19, 1999 RAW: The Acolytes defeated Edge & Gangrel w/Christian by DQ when Ken Shamrock attacked the Acolytes with a bat!
- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ken Shamrock defeated The Big Bossman in a No Holds Barred match..
- ~~~After the match, The Undertaker told Shamrock he knew that Ryan Shamrock was in Room 223 in a Landsing Motel.
- April 25, 1999–Backlash: The Undertaker defeated Ken Shamrock in a Grudge match..
- April 26, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock vs. Bradshaw ended in a No Contest when Farooq attacked Shamrock before the match..
- ~~~Ken Shamrock interrupted the “Unholy Wedding” between the Undertaker and Stephanie McMahon, only to get beaten up..
- May 3, 1999 RAW: The Union made its first collective appearance holding 2X4s to challenge the Corporate Ministry..
- ~~~Test defeated The Big Bossman and Viscera and Mideon in a 4-WAY (after the match the Union made the save!).
- ~~~Triple H beatd Ken Shamrock with Chyna as referee. Steve Austin vs The Rock ended in a No Contest in a Lumberjack match..
- ~~~The match never got started as Corporate Ministry Lumberjacks attacked Rock/Austin until the Union and others made the save!
- May 10, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock vs. Chyna w/Triple H ended in a No Contest.
- May 17, 1999 RAW: The Union brawled with the Ministry backstage during the show.
- May 23, 1999–Over the Edge: The Union defeated the Acolytes & Viscera & Big Bossman in an Elimination match..
- May 24, 1999 RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Hardcore Holly.
- May 31, 1999 RAW: Val Venis w/Nicole Bass defeated Ken Shamrock with help from Jeff Jarrett.
- June 7, 1999 RAW: New CEO of WWF Steve Austin rebooked the show and gave members of the Union any match they wanted!
- ~~~Vince McMahon defeated Ken Shamrock in a Lion’s Den Match (after the match Jeff Jarrett whacked Shamrock with a chair!).
- June 27, 1999–King of the Ring: Mr. Ass (Billy Gunn) defeated Ken Shamrock due to referee stoppage (1st Round)..
- July 25, 1999–Fully Loaded: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in an “Iron Cirle” match..
- August 22, 1999–Summerslam 1999: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in a “Lion’s Den” match..
World Wrestling Federation – Possible Return?
- May 1, 2000: Ken Shamrock defeated Alexander Otsuka by knockout at the Pride Grand Prix Final..
- March 2002: The WWF recently talked about bringing in Ken Shamrock for a short-term program with Kurt Angle..
- The deal fell apart when the WWF wouldn’t give Shamrock the easy schedule they have given to Hogan, Hall, & Nash..
- March 30, 2002 – Ring of Honor: Ken Shamrock refereed the main event featuring American Dragon vs Low Ki..
NWA: Total Non-stop Action
- May 2002: Ken Shamrock signed a one year contract with Jerry Jarrett’s NWA TNA (Total Nonstop Action) group.
- June 19, 2002 – NWA: TNA: Ken Shamrock won a “Gauntlet for the Gold” match to win the vacant NWA Heavyweight Title..
- July 3, 2002 – NWA: TNA: Shamrock defeats Malice to retain the World title..
- July 10, 2002 – NWA: TNA: Shamrock vs Takao Omori ends in a NO CONTEST because Jeff Jarrett interupts..
- ~~~Jarrett comes in and hits everyone (including security & harley race) with a steel chair..
- July 24, 2002 – NWA: TNA: Shamrock vs Sabu ladder match is ruled a NO CONTEST when Malice runs down and steals the NWA Title..
- August 2003: Steve Blackman & Ken Shamrock are creating a clothing line for professional fighters..
- ~~~Their company, no official name, displayed their products on August 2nd at the “Battles of the Beach” in New Jersey.
In the Meantime
- October 22, 2003 – UPW: Sylvester “The Predator” Turkay said that he wanted to do something special for the 5th Anniversary Show..
- ~~~~He challenged Ken Shamrock to a match on the show and Shamrock came out and said he’d break Turkay’s legs..
- February 20, 2004 – UPW 5th Anniversary Show: Ken Shamrock vs The Predator went to a NO CONTEST..
- ~~~Before the match, Ken Shamrock got into a verbal confrontation with a drunk Tank Abbott who was sitting in the crowd..
NWA: Total Non-stop Action
- June 30, 2004 – NWA^TNA: Ken Shamrock returned to NWA TNA and immediately set his sights on Jeff Jarrett’s NWA World title..
- July 7, 2004 – NWA^TNA: Jeff Jarrett pinned Ron Killings at the end of a Gauntlet Match with help from Ken Shamrock!
- July 14, 2004 – NWA^TNA: Ron Killings’ Team defeated Jeff Jarrett’s Team in a “10-Man Tag Team Guitar on a Poll” match..
- ~~~Ron Killings’ Team = Ron Killings & BG James & Konnan & Dusty Rhodes & Larry Zbyszko..
- ~~~Jeff Jarrett’s Team = Jeff Jarrett & Ken Shamrock & Onyx & Chad Collyer & Hotstuff Hernandez..
In the Meantime
- Ken Shamrock trains the Marines in hand-to-hand combat and combat conditioning and is looking to do a USO trip..
- Late February 2009: Ken Shamrock was meant to face Bobby Lashley in MMA but the match was canceled after Ken Shamrock allegedly tested positive for three banned substances and Ken Shamrock was banned from MMA for one year.
- Late June 2009: Ken Shamrock announced he was going to return to wrestling.
- August 9, 2009 JCW Bloodymania III: Ken Shamrock defeated Jimmy Jacobs w/ Scott D’Amore (Dan Severn was guest referee).