[Ken Shamrock Gallery]
[The Corporation Gallery]
[Kings of the Ring Gallery]
||Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
||February 14, 1964
Warner Robbins Air Force Base
||Born in Macon, Georgia
Moved to Sacramento, California
||3 Sons (Ryan, Conner & Shawn)
Once Dated Alicia Webb
|Height & Weight:
||6'1" - 235 lbs
||Wayne Shamrock (SAPW)
"Mr. Wrestling" Vince Torelli
Worlds Most Dangerous Man
||Ankle Lock Submission
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
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..
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..
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..