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WWE News: WWE legend wishes to return after 19 years & face Kurt Angle

Riju Dasgupta
6.97K   //    24 Jun 2018, 10:55 IST

If booked right, this could be a classic
If booked right, this could be a classic

What's the story?

Ken Shamrock is a familiar name in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. What is often forgotten is that he was also a part of WWE during the Attitude Era.

In an interview with Wrestling Inc., Shamrock revealed that he has been trying to pitch an idea for a match with Kurt Angle for a long time. This is based on the fact that both men have the same finishing move.

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In case you didn't know...

The 'world's most dangerous man' Ken Shamrock burst into WWE around WrestleMania 13 when he refereed a match between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin. This was the iconic 'I Quit' match that put Stone Cold on the map.

He went on to have various feuds over the years. He won the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, perhaps his greatest accomplishment in the realm of wrestling. He retired from wrestling in 1999, to focus on MMA.

The heart of the matter

Ken Shamrock has tried to pitch an idea for a match between him and Kurt Angle for a while now, based on both men using the Ankle Lock finishing move:

 I have tried to toss that little seed out there for a while [a match between him and Angle]. Kurt has always been that guy to have wanted to create the opportunity when he was wrestling, but for whatever reason it never happened.

Shamrock went on to elaborate what the crux of his pitch was:

A guy who actually brought it in versus a guy who brought it in and thought he made it better, so we can find out who the real submission artist is.

What's next?

It is not outside the realm of possibility to imagine Ken Shamrock back in WWE for another run. We never thought Kurt Angle would return until he did! With MMA being as popular as it is now, one can never say never.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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