Backstage Update on Plans For Del Rio in 2013, Ken Shamrock Eyeing a WWE Return?

Nick Paglino

Alberto Del RioBackstage Update on Plans For Del Rio in 2013

According to The Wrestling Observer, despite what might happen at WrestleMania 29, which could include Jack Swagger winning the World Title or Dolph Ziggler cashing in, WWE's main focus for Alberto Del Rio in 2013 is to get him over as a top Latin baby face ala Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio.

Ken Shamrock Eyeing a WWE Return?

Former WWE star Ken Shamrock recently appeared on Ring Rust Radio, and spoke on a number of topics, including a potential WWE return:

On a return to WWE and how winning the World Title would cement his legacy:

"Oh, definitely. I’ve tried to reach out, but I’ve been hitting some walls. I’m not sure if my messages are getting through or not. In my career, if you follow my career and watched everything that I’ve ever done from the time I was in high school to where I’m at now, I’ve always been able to reach the pinnacle. In football, I was able to win championships and go to bowl games in college, be an All-American linebacker and there were a lot of things I was able to accomplish. In my professional career, every time I jumped into an organization, I always reached the top and the title. I know with NWA with Jeff Jarrett, TNA, I was their first heavyweight champion, so I was able to reach that pinnacle. With Pancrase, I was their first champion and was also able to bring it to the U.S. using my character. I also reached the level in the UFC as a heavyweight champion, one of the first of all time, also rookie of the year, fighter of the year. I got into pro wrestling, I’ve got tag team champion, Intercontinental champion, King of the Ring. There were several times where I wished I had got that opportunity, and probably should have had that opportunity, to at least challenge for the Heavyweight Championship belt. I never got that opportunity, and I’m not sure why, but it is what it is. I will keep fighting to try and get that opportunity and close this thing up to be probably one of the only persons in sports history to go into several different organizations and become world champion in every one of them."

Audio from the entire interview is available here.

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