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5 wrestlers you didn't know were adopted

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Some very famous wrestlers were adopted as children
Some very famous wrestlers were adopted as children

We are all enthralled by the on-screen lives of professional wrestlers. Their characters, their in-ring work, their promos. All of these things combine to create an illusion that captures our attention and imagination. But, more and more, professional wrestling fans are digging deeper into the personal lives of their favourite wrestlers.

Where do they live? How much do they earn? Who are they dating? We want to know all that there is to know about our favourite wrestling personalities - even away from the squared circle. With that in mind, we have decided to get in-depth about the early lives of some of the most famous wrestlers of all-time.

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 wrestlers you didn't know were adopted:

#5 Ken Shamrock

Bob Shamrock saved Ken's life
Bob Shamrock saved Ken's life

You all remember Ken Shamrock, right? The Most Dangerous Man in the World. The guy who became a household name in both the UFC and the WWE more than a decade before Brock Lesnar did the same. Well, he's actually adopted.

After his father abandoned his family, his mother moved in with his stepfather with whom Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick) never got along. This led to him being kicked out of the house and living in cars before ending up at the Shamrock's Boys' Home.

Here, Bob Shamrock adopted young Ken legally, and that's where Shamrock's last name comes from.

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