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Ken Shamrock Says Working With The Rock Made Him Better

August 6, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Ken Shamrock recently appeared on the Brown and Scoop podcast, here are the highlights…

On The State of The WWE When he Signed: “When I first came in, it wasn’t doing that well. The ratings weren’t there. Once I got there, I think Vince had this thought of trying to cross the lines… walk on the edge of what you can and can not do and say on TV. He pushed the envelope on that. He built characters that were no nonsense, badass characters. It really changed the face of wrestling on that attitude era. It was the best time in wrestling. People could be proud that they watched wrestling. They didn’t have to be embarrassed and say ‘yeah, I watched wrestling.’ There was a lot of closet fans for a long time in pro wrestling.”

On Working With The Rock: “Working with him, I became a better wrestler because there was so much knowledge from his father, from the family, and from him that I was able to pick up through wrestling. His mic skills, the way he played his character, I got to learn quite a bit in that area from him by working with him. He was a tremendous talent. You see him now in the movies. He was definitely one of those gems. I got to be able to work a program with him for a year or so and that was precious times. You get opportunities like that, you have to learn. You got to be grabbing things from these people. I don’t care how good you become in anything, you always are going to learn. You should always be trying to learn. I was really blessed to have those opportunities. The Rock was definitely one of my highlights to be able to work with him in the ring and learn from him.”