WrestlingEpicenter.com recently interviewed Ken Shamrock, who spoke about not being in the WWE Hall of Fame and why he feels he should be inducted:
“You know, there is a lot of speculation, and I have my own thoughts too. But all they are are thoughts and speculation because no one has come out and made a statement… They’ve been asked, but nobody’s [responded]. I’d like to think that someday, I’ll get in. Hopefully sooner than later,” Shamrock admitted. “I think I did enough.
“If you look at being a Hall of Famer, it is about changing the way people have to do things when you’re in the ring,” Ken continued. “You look at it now – you know, nobody ever tapped out. It was a verbal, ‘I give up!’ There were a handful of submission holds. Now, it is in every single match, people are doing different kinds of submissions with ankles, arms, and chokes, and different things. In my time there, I changed the landscape of professional wrestling. To me, I should be the first one… If they are going to induct someone that is a cross-over from MMA to pro wrestling, I should be the first one that goes in.”