Ken Shamrock: “I’m Being Blackballed and I Don’t Know Why”

Mike Killam

Former WWE Superstar and MMA legend Ken Shamrock recently spoke with WGD Weekly with Steve & The Scum, and revealed that would like to make a full-time return to pro wrestling. 

"They moved me along pretty fast, and I really thought I had done everything I needed to do to be able to get a legitimate program, and to work towards the title. It never happened, for whatever reason. And to this day I still don't know why I never got the shot. It was pretty discouraging. Everything I've ever done I've reached that championship level. Even in TNA, when I became the first Heavyweight Champion there. And then to not have the opportunity after I thought I did everything I needed to get the shot – it is what it is. There's not much that I can do about it." 

"There are certain people that don't want to see me back [in WWE] … I've been begging for somebody to give me an explanation why I'm not being considered to at least be a part of the Hall of Fame party, or get invited to some of the events that are going on. I've been pretty much blackballed, and I don't know why. I don't think I have any enemies, except Hunter – I didn't think we didn't get along, but I know we rubbed shoulders the wrong way. Maybe there's jealousy, I don't know. I would really love to come back and get that shot at the title."

"TNA. I didn't have the time I needed to spend to work there. Now I have that time and I'm in great shape … I don't have to worry about trimming my size down for fighting. I'm pretty much open to get back into pro wrestling, I just need somebody to give me an opportunity." 

Ken also spoke about breaking into wrestling, his role in the Attitude Era, refereeing the match between Steve Austin and Bret Hart, the Montreal Screw Job and more. 

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