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Overview (4)

Born in Macon, Georgia, USA
Birth NameKenneth Wayne Kilpatrick
Nicknames World's Most Dangerous Man
"One Punch" Ken Shamrock
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ken Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick. He is known for his work on WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1999), That '70s Show (1998) and TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004). He has been married to Tonya Shamrock since February 27, 2005. They have three children. He was previously married to Tina.

Spouse (2)

Tonya Shamrock (27 February 2005 - present) (3 children)
Tina (? - 2002) (divorced) (4 children)

Trade Mark (4)

The Worlds Most Dangerous Man as billed by the American Broadcasting Company
Ankle lock submission move
Finishing Submission: Ankle Lock
Trademark Move: Belly-to belly Suplex

Trivia (32)

The 1998 WWF King of the Ring.
Former WWF Intercontinental & Tag Team Champion
According to Ken himself, he lived in cars, and was abandoned as a child. This was also included in his character in the WWF.
Former 3 time UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Superfight Champion, Former Pancrase Champion,Former World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Champion. Head of the Lion's Den, a school of submission style fighting.
Professional Wrestler
Along with his brother Frank, he is adopted.
Lost to Royce Gracie in UFC 1. On April 7, 1995, at UFC 5: Return Of The Beast, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Shamrock got his rematch with Gracie in the first ever super fight. The bout lasted over 35 minutes and was declared a draw. Most agree if there had been judges, Shamrock would have been declared the winner.
At Wrestlemania 13, Ken was the special guest referee for the "I Quit" match between Bret Hart and Steve Austin.
Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
In March 2002, the WWF talked about bringing in 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 Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.
On November 21, 2003, the UFC celebrated its ten year anniversary at UFC 45: Revolution. Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock were chosen to be the charter members of the UFC Hall of Fame.
Competed in the Olympic Wrestling Trials in 1988.
Broke his neck while wrestling in his senior year of high school. Had surgery, which removed a bone chip from his hip and fused it into his neck. The doctor told Ken that he'd never be able to play sports again. Ken proved him wrong.
Asami Saranocki got him started in Pancrase. He put him through a grueling trial that included hours of sparring, 500 continuous squats, and many other tedious physical and mental tests.
Started his Mixed-Martial Arts career on September 21, 1993 by choking out the legendary Japanese champion Masakatsu Funaki.
Currently holds a 26-12-2 mixed martial arts record. He is scheduled to make his comeback at Heavyweight in March 2008.
Defeated MMA legends Masakatsu Funaki, Yoshiki Takahashi, Bas Rutten, Maurice Smith, and Dan Severn.
Had a professional wrestling record of 77-23.
Lost to World Champions Tito Ortiz, Don Frye, Dan Severn, Masakatsu Funaki, and Royce Gracie.
Founded the Lion's Den, where he trained and coached such fighters as his adopted brother Frank, Guy Mezger, Tra Telligman, Vernon White, Pete Williams, and Jerry Bohlander.
His younger brother Frank Juarez (he later changed his name to Shamrock) is also a World Champion having gotten his start training under Ken at the Lion's Den.
Trained early in his career by his father.
Shamrock ended the 230 match winning streak of Martial Art's Champion Patrick Smith by submission at UFC I.
Twice submitted the legendary Kimo.
Recently shown on the Speed Channel show "Payback" presenting his adopted father a custom designed Caddalac.
3 sons: Ryan, Connor, and Sean and a daughter Fallon with his first wife Tina. He has 3 step-children, Rebecca, Sarah, and Cristan with his second wife Tonya. He has 3 grandchildren - a boy Ethan from his son Ryan, and 2 girls Mailynn and Jayden from his step-daughter Rebecca.
Published author.
Is currently on TNA [July 2004]
Wrestling in the NWA [September 2002]
He is currently fighting in Pride Fighting Championships which a spin off of UFC and K-1 with the exception that it uses Vale Tuedo rules basically anything goes with a few exception. [March 2003]
Back in the UFC [June 2004]
Made an unsuccessful comeback on April 9, 2005 being stopped by Rich Franklin at the UFC-Ultimate Fighter Finale. [April 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

It's all about having confidence in yourself, I don't fear that man standing across from me.

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