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[Ken Shamrock Gallery]
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[Kings of the Ring Gallery]
Wrestler: Ken Shamrock
Real Name: Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
Birthday: February 14, 1964
Warner Robbins Air Force Base
Hometown: Born in Macon, Georgia
Moved to Sacramento, California
Marital Status: 3 Sons (Ryan, Conner & Shawn)
1 Daugther
Once Dated Alicia Webb
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 235 lbs
Trained by: Buzz Sawyer
Nelson Royal
Debut: 1990
Previous Gimmicks: Wayne Shamrock (SAPW)
"Mr. Wrestling" Vince Torelli
Worlds Most Dangerous Man
Finishing Move: Ankle Lock Submission
Favorite Moves: Belly-To-Belly Suplex
Notable Feuds: Chris Chavis
Steve Austin
British Bulldog
Shawn Michaels
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Big Bossman
Steve Blackman
Jeff Jarrett

  • South Atlantic Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title defeating Chris Chavis in a tourniment final..
  • WWF Intercontinental Title in a tourniment final..
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Big Bossman defeating the New Age Outlaws..
  • NWA World Heavyweight Title winning a "Gauntlet for the Gold" match..


  • In The Beginning
  • Ken Kilpatrick 's father abandoned he and his family and Ken and his brothers learned to fight at an early age..
  • Ken Kilpatrick 's step-father tried to control them by beating them but that didnt work..
  • Ken Kilpatrick (age 10) ran away from home and found himself living in an abandoned car with a few other boys..
  • Ken Kilpatrick (age 10) got stabbed defending himself against an older kid..
  • Ken Kilpatrick (age 14) was sent to the Shamrock Ranch for Boys, which was run by Bob Shamrock..
  • ~~~Bob Shamrock soon encouraged Ken to try out for sports at Lassen High School..
  • Ken Kilpatrick was a natural wrestler and had a rare passion and talent for football..
  • Ken Kilpatrick, as an undefeated wrestler, was on his way to a state championship..
  • Ken put another wrestler on his shoulders during wrestling practice and was about to drop him, when the mat slipped under him..
  • ~~~His opponents weight fell on Ken's head and neck causing two fractured vertabreas..
  • ~~~A metal halo was inserted in Ken's skull to prevent his spine from shifting..
  • ~~~Ken was told to avoid strenuous activity for a year and that he would never be able to participate in contact sports again..
  • ~~~Two months later, Ken was lifting weights, playing basketball and even beat a wrestler who weighed over 100lbs more than him..
  • ~~~Bob noticed that the injury, if anything, seemed to leave Ken's charge nearly impervious to pain..
  • 1982: Ken Kilpatrick turned 18, Bob Shamrock legally adopted him and Ken finally got the father that he always wanted..

    Training
  • 1988: Bob Shamrock suggested to Ken that he try out pro-wrestling and enrolled Ken into Bob Sawyers School of Pro Wrestling..
  • 1988: Ken "Shamrock" was trained by the late Buzz Sawyer in Sacramento, California..
  • 1988: Ken Shamrock recieved addition training with Nelson Royal at Royals ACW Wrestling School..
  • 1988: Ken Shamrock entered some Tough Man contests, and was successful in three competitions..

    Wrestling Debut
  • Ken started to work for South Atlantic Pro Wrestling under the name Wayne Shamrock and was managed by Paul Jones..
  • Wayne Shamrock won his first Televised match within a few seconds with a suplex..
  • Wayne Shamrock's gimmick was then changed to a heel, "Mr. Wrestling" Vince Torelli..

    Japan's UWF Shoot Fighting
  • September 1990: Ken Shamrock earned a spot with the second incarnation of Japan's UWF shoot fighting group..
  • ~~~Ken Shamrock's friend Dean Malenko had recommended Ken for a spot on the UWF roster..
  • ~~~Ken Shamrock made a lasting impression on UWF stars Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki..
  • ~~~~~Funaki & Suzuki invited Ken to join a shootfighting organization they were forming named Pancrase..

    Back with South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
  • February 1991: Ken (as Torelli) defeated Chris Chavis in a Tournament Final to capture the South Atlantic Pro Wrestling title..

    Pancrase & Ultimate Fighting
  • Ken Shamrock officially moved on to Pancrase..
  • September 21, 1993: Ken Shamrock defeated Masakatsu Funaki in the main event of the promotions 1st show..
  • November 1993 - 1ST UFC EVENT: Ken Shamrock defeated Pat Smith, but fell victim to Royce Gracie in the semifinals..
  • December 1994 - KING OF PANCRASE: Ken Shamrock defeated Manabu Yamada by Judge's decision (3-0) to claim the honors..
  • UFC V: Ken Shamrock fought nemesis Royce Gracie to a draw..
  • UFC VI: Ken Shamrock defeated Dan "The Beast" Severn with a Guillotine Choke to become the 1st Superfight Champion..
  • December 7, 1996: Ken Shamrock defeated Brian Johnston in an UFC Octagon..

    World Wrestling Federation
  • February 24, 1997: Ken Shamrock made his first appearance for the WWF, sitting at ringside during Monday Night "Raw."
  • February 24, 1997: Ken Shamrock had signed a three-year contract with the WWF earlier in the day..
  • Wrestlemania 13: Ken Shamrock was the special guest referee for the "I Quit" match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin..
  • Ken Shamrock's first WWF match was against Vernon White (one of his students from the Lion's Den) who he defeated..
  • In Your House 15: Ken defeated Vader in a No Holds Barred match with the ankle-lock submission..
  • Survivor Series 1997: Ken was the sole survivor for his team against the Nation of Domination..
  • Degeneration-X PPV: Ken Shamrock defeated WWF Champion Shawn Michaels by Disqualification when HHH & Chyna interfered..
  • December 21, 1997: Ken Shamrock was scheduled to compete at a UFC PPV,, but his opponent, Takada backed out of the deal..
  • Royal Rumble 1998: Ken was defeated by Rocky Maivia by Disqualification..
  • ~~~Ken "snapped" and attacked the referee who DQ'd him for using brass knuckles, even though Maivia brought them in..
  • Wrestlemania 14: Ken nearly defeated Maivia for the Intercontinental title and was even declared the winner when Maivia tapped out..
  • ~~~Shamrock refused to break the hold, the referee reversed the decision, so Maivia won via disqualification..
  • Unforgiven 1998: Ken, Faarooq, Steve Blackman defeated The Nation of Domination..
  • King of the Ring 1998: Ken defeated Jeff Jarrett & Rocky Maivia to be declared the King of the Ring!
  • July 6, 1998 - RAW: Ken had a match with Jeff Jarrett but was suddenly attacked by Mabel from the crowd..
  • ~~~Ken Shamrock challenged Mabel to a match later that night, and Ken defeated the "former" King..
  • Summerslam 1998: Ken Shamrock defeated Owen Hart in a Lion's Den match with the anklelock submission..
  • Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman, Val Venis, and X-Pac to win the Intercontinental title in a one-night tourniment..
  • November 1998: Ken accepted McMahon's invitation to join his Corporation..
  • December 14, 1998: Ken Shamrock & Big Bossman defeated the New Age Outlaws to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • Ken Shamrock left the Corporation and formed "the Union" with Mankind, Test, and the Big Show..
  • Over the Edge 1999: The Union defeated the Acolytes, Viscera, and Big Bossman in an elimination match..
  • Fully Loaded 1999: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in an "Iron Cirle" match..
  • Summerslam 1999: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in a "Lion's Den" match..

    World Wrestling Federation - Possible Return?
  • May 1, 2000: Ken Shamrock defeated Alexander Otsuka by knockout at the Pride Grand Prix Final..
  • March 2002: The WWF recently talked about bringing in Ken Shamrock for a short-term program with Kurt Angle..
  • The deal fell apart when the WWF wouldn't give Shamrock the easy schedule they have given to Hogan, Hall, and Nash..
  • March 30, 2002 - Ring of Honor: Ken Shamrock refereed the main event featuring American Dragon vs Low Ki..

    NWA: Total Non-stop Action
  • May 2002: Ken Shamrock signed a one year contract with Jerry Jarrett's NWA TNA (Total Nonstop Action) group.
  • June 19, 2002 - NWA: TNA: Ken Shamrock won a "Gauntlet for the Gold" match to win the vacant NWA Heavyweight Title..
  • July 3, 2002 - NWA: TNA: Shamrock defeats Malice to retain the World title..
  • July 10, 2002 - NWA: TNA: Shamrock vs Takao Omori ends in a NO CONTEST because Jeff Jarrett interupts..
  • ~~~Jarrett comes in and hits everyone (including security & harley race) with a steel chair..
  • July 24, 2002 - NWA: TNA: Shamrock vs Sabu ladder match is ruled a NO CONTEST when Malice runs down and steals the NWA Title..
  • August 2003: Steve Blackman & Ken Shamrock are creating a clothing line for professional fighters..
  • ~~~Their company, no official name, displayed their products on August 2nd at the "Battles of the Beach" in New Jersey.

    In the Meantime
  • October 22, 2003 - UPW: Sylvester "The Predator" Turkay said that he wanted to do something special for the 5th Anniversary Show..
  • ~~~~He challenged Ken Shamrock to a match on the show and Shamrock came out and said he'd break Turkay's legs..
  • February 20, 2004 - UPW 5th Anniversary Show: Ken Shamrock vs The Predator went to a NO CONTEST..
  • ~~~Before the match, Ken Shamrock got into a verbal confrontation with a drunk Tank Abbott who was sitting in the crowd..

    NWA: Total Non-stop Action
  • June 30, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Ken Shamrock returned to NWA TNA and immediately set his sights on Jeff Jarrett's NWA World title..
  • July 7, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Jeff Jarrett pinned Ron Killings at the end of a Gauntlet Match with help from Ken Shamrock!
  • July 14, 2004 - NWA^TNA: Ron Killings' Team defeated Jeff Jarrett's Team in a "10-Man Tag Team Guitar on a Poll" match..
  • ~~~Ron Killings' Team = Ron Killings & BG James & Konnan & Dusty Rhodes & Larry Zbyszko..
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett's Team = Jeff Jarrett & Ken Shamrock & Onyx & Chad Collyer & Hotstuff Hernandez..

    In the Meantime
  • Ken Shamrock trains the Marines in hand-to-hand combat and combat conditioning and is looking to do a USO trip..