At tonight's Bound For Glory PPV, WWE legend The Rock appeared via video and inducted his former rival and MMA legend Ken Shamrock into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame. The Great One had received a request from Shamrock to induct him, which The Rock agreed to do.
IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D'Amore tweeted thanking The Rock for inducting Shamrock into the Hall of Fame, and the former WWE Champion had a heartfelt response.
The Rock stated that Ken Shamrock was instrumental in his early years as a pro-wrestler. He further thanked Scott D'Amore for being kind to him on an indie show back in 1997. The Rock then sent a message to the IMPACT Wrestling locker room, telling them to work hard and have fun.
The Rock and Ken Shamrock feuded in the late 90s
Back during the Monday Night Wars, The Rock and Ken Shamrock were mainstays in WWE. The duo wrestled each other on various occasions, in singles competition as well as multi-man matches. Their most notable encounter came at WrestleMania 14, where The Rock defeated Shamrock via DQ to retain his Intercontinental title.
The Rock's star power would only grow with each passing year. He is currently the highest-paid movie actor in the world and a sure-fire future Hall of Famer himself.Published 25 Oct 2020, 14:51 IST