Former WWE superstar Ken Shamrcok opened up in a recent interview about the WWE Hall of Fame and why he “definitely” deserves to be inducted into it.
According to Not in Hall of Fame, the 50-year old former wrestler and MMA star claimed that he deserves that prestigious recognition and “earned that right” simply “based on the things” that he did during his career.
“I don’t know if I can really speak to that. I do feel that I definitely deserve to be in their Hall of Fame based on the things that I did while I was there, being able to change that sport along with other people. I feel I earned that right based on what I was able to do there in a small amount of time.”
Ken Shamrock also used the interview to express the amount of appreciation that he has for WWE fans, stating that the fans “speak very loudly” when it comes to where Ken Shamrock stands in the world of professional wrestling.
“I’m not sure that I can stand here and boast about that. The fans are the ones that really tell the tale and I think they speak very loudly about where I stand in pro wrestling. I don’t think that there are too many people who would tell you that I don’t deserve to be there.”
However, the man formerly known as “Mr. Wrestling” strongly believes that WWE fans “aren’t listened to” and “overlooked a lot.”
Shamrock goes on to say how fans are the ones “that matter most” and “should be heard.”
“A lot of times the fans aren’t listened to, or their opinions are overlooked a lot. Today’s promoters just push them aside and don’t listen to what they want and they want fans to ‘shut up, sit down and enjoy the show’, because we are going to do whatever we want to do… I hear about how fans would like to see certain wrestlers… You at least have to listen to them and I believe they are being completely ignored… The fans are most important…when it comes to the entertainment industry. They are the ones that matter most and they should be heard.”
Ken Shamrock was also asked if he would change the WWE in any way if he had the power to do so. Shamrock stated that he would focus on creating a personnel department as an “outlet” for wrestlers to effectively “vent their frustrations.”
WWE wrestlers would be able to use this provision to “talk one on one and talk about what is going on int heir lives.” Shamrock admitted in the interview that there is “nothing there right now” even though the wrestlers “are struggling in life and in certain situations” with nowhere to turn.
What do you think? Does Ken Shamrock deserve to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?