Over the past fifteen years, many men have attempted to jump to WWE from the world of mixed martial arts. Only one
man, however, was able to do it with great success. That would be "The World's Most Dangerous Man," Ken Shamrock.
Shamrock's first role in WWE was that of special guest referee for "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's epic "I Quit" Match against
Bret "Hit Man" Hart at WrestleMania 13. Following WrestleMania, Shamrock made his own in-ring debut,
destroying Vernon White. The convincing victory introduced the MMA legend as a legitimate threat in WWE.
In June 1998, Shamrock achieved his first major accolade when he defeated The Rock to win the prestigious King of the
Ring tournament. Later that year, he used the ankle lock to breeze through yet another tournament. This time, the prize
was the coveted Intercontinental Championship. With the Intercontinental Championship in his possession, Shamrock eyed
even more gold. Teaming with fellow Corporation member Big Boss Man, he accomplished his goal when the duo defeated the New
Age Outlaws for the World Tag Team Championship in December 1998.
After less than three years in WWE, Shamrock left the promotion to restart his MMA career. While his professional wrestling
tenure was brief, it certainly proved memorable.