Do y'all think Ken Shamrock was ahead of his time?

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  1. The solid one

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    Given the relative success of the likes of Shayna Baszler, Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley, Matt Riddle and Ronda Rousey as well as the short-lived RAW Underground... probably.

    Which is a shame because in general he was portrayed as one of the last people you wanted to find yourself in a match with.
     
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    Definitely. He came from the "human cockfighting" era of UFC that didn't have a great reputation nationally or had great distribution. Had he come around a decade later he'd probably have had multiple title reigns.
     
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    Never Liked That Dude
     
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    Definitely

    He was booked as the baddest man alive for a reason
     
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    Yup. Both him & Steve Blackman.
     
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    Iron Circle matches would work well today, especially with the cinematic shyt they’re doing now

    Blackman was meant to debut in 1989 (not a typo) but he got malaria and dysentery and was bedridden for two years

    Dude was ahead of his time in 1999/2000 so fukk knows what his uncharismatic ass would have been like in the cartoony 1990 era :russ:
     
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    They dropped the ball with Shamrock

    Shouldn't have lost clean to Taker at Backlash 99
     
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    Absolutely.

    He’d be a multiple time World champ easily in this powderpuff era. Always felt like they could’ve done way more with him. I don’t think he was 100% committed to pro wrestling, and by a year and a half in he was a midcarder, and by 99’ he was bum status.

    His Belly to Belly suplex was so clean :banderas:
     
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    Should have had a dominant but short transitional world title reign. He’s really just another example of how insecure pro wrestling promoters are. Here is a man who could legit run through the entire roster probably twice in a shoot including Steve Austin. They respond to that by having put over all of the boys.

    That’s why I don’t get mad at Brocks booking. What the hell is he supposed to be doing? Doing jobs for Kevin Owens?
     
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    :francis:Shamrock made it mainstream but folks forget about the Dr.

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    Dude was doing submissions, drop holds, and strong style shyt while folks was wondering how The Undertaker not arrested for catching so many bodies:ehh:

    Shamrock just bridged the gap between the modern focal points of MMA with wrestling, but Dr Death was really about that life through each promotion he prospered in.
     
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    Every time Steve Blackman comes up, my mind goes straight to his GOAT promo :russ:
     
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    It’s crazy that he stayed over his entire run despite him basically being a barely a mid career come 1999. It didn’t help that he was booked to look like a good during the Jericho feud. The first blood match where Jericho wore a full hokey suit is still :dead:


    Dr Death was such an enigma, cause he had this ahead of the curve ring style, but looked like he was 25 years in the past lmaoo
     
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    He coulda been a main eventer...

    His matches with rock are memorable...

    Think that triple threat shamrock rock and foley was one of my fave matches as a kid.

    I coulda believed him as wwf champion :yeshrug:
     
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    Much more believable than Shawn Michaels:yeshrug:
     
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