WWE launching former Intercontinental Champion’s new merchandise sparks return rumors
The launch of Ken Shamrock's new merchandise has sparked rumors about the eventual comeback of the former Intercontinental champion.
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The Stamford-based promotion is going all out to treat the WWE Universe with back-to-back massive surprises. From The Rock to CM Punk, the company managed to pull off some of the most unexpected yet historic returns this year. Speaking of which, the rumor mill is buzzing that WWE has inked a new deal with a former Intercontinental Champion. The name in question is Ken Shamrock.
The company recently released a whole new batch of Ken Shamrock merchandise on the WWE Shop. As a result, the Internet wrestling community has been speculating that WWE has reached a new deal with former WWE and UFC star Ken Shamrock. According to the latest report from PW Insiders, the addition of Shamrock merchandise hints at the company re-signing the wrestling veteran.
However, the specifics concerning the nature of his signing remain unclear. The report suggests that the 59-year-old could be coming back with a legends agreement, encompassing sporadic appearances. It has also been indicated that the re-signing of Shamrock could potentially mean that the former Intercontinental Champion could be next in line for HOF induction.
Ken Shamrock worked in WWE between 1998 and 2000. In a transitory span of two years, the former WWE star made waves in the promotion. Often dubbed “The Most Dangerous Man in The World,” Shamrock has the WWF Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships under his belt. He was also the winner of the 1998 King of The Ring tournament.
A brief overview of Ken Shamrock’s illustrious career in the realm of combat sports
Former WWE superstar Ken Shamrock might not have had a prolonged career in WWE. However, the 59-year-old has carved a legendary career in almost every existing combat sports-based promotion. Shamrock is a former UFC fighter.
He became the inaugural inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2003. The UFC veteran also wrestled in TNA and independent circuits for the best part of his career.
As per the latest reports and going by the looks of the WWE Shop, the wrestling legend has inked a brand new deal with the Stamford-based promotion. It will also mark his return to WWE after over two decades. After leaving WWE, the 59-year-old dabbled in MMA. He was one of the first stars to help propel the UFC to mainstream popularity.
Shamrock is considered one of the true-blue pioneers in mixed martial arts. It doesn’t just end here. After making a name for himself in the UFC, the former Intercontinental Champion debuted in TNA in the early 2000s. During his run with the company, he clinched the TNA Championship. Eventually, he was honored with an Impact HOF induction. It remains to be seen whether Ken Shamrock’s re-joining WWE is for HOF induction purposes or not.
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