Ken Shamrock
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Ken Shamrock is a retired American professional wrestler and also a retired American Mixed Martial Arts star. He is best known for his time in WWE during the famous Attitude Era of the promotion. He also achieved multiple title successes in the wrestling world. He has worked in TNA Wrestling as well as on the independent circuit.

Ken Shamrock Height, Weight, Age & More:

The billed height of Shamrock is 6’1” and his billed weight is 212 lbs. Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 and currently the former WWE Intercontinental Champion is 60 year old. Shamrock is also famous as a Mixed Martial Artist. He had a short professional wrestling career but he earned massive success from the wrestling world.

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Ken Shamrock: Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Injury Details, Tattoo, and Other Unknown Facts

Ken Shamrock Early Life

Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 and currently he is 60 year old. Warner Robins, Georgia is the place where Ken Shamrock born. Shamrock’s childhood was pretty difficult. He ran away from home when he was 10 and he got stabbed by another child. The injury was so severe that he ended up in Hospital. His father kicked him out of his house when he was 13 and he had to steal and rob in order to survive.

Who is Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock is a 60 year old retired American professional wrestler and a famous retired Mixed Martial Arts star. He has worked in major professional wrestling promotions like WWE and TNA Wrestling. He has won prestigious wrestling titles like WWE Intercontinental Championship and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Ken Shamrock WWE Debut

Shamrock signed a professional contract with WWE in 1997 and his first memorable WWE appearance was in WrestleMania 13 where he played the role of the special guest referee between the iconic submission match between “The Hitman” Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He made his in ring debut against Vernon White and he received a Squash victory.

Professional Wrestling Career

Training and Debut

Shamrock had been a successful Mixed Martial Artist before becoming successful in the world of professional wrestling and he had an amazing record in MMA. But he chose to be a pro wrestler first. He started training for professional wrestling under top wrestling trainers like  Buzz Sawyer, Nelson Royal, and Gene Anderson. He first got the opportunity to make his in ring debut in North Carolina based independent wrestling promotion Atlantic Coast Wrestling.

Early Wrestling Career

The promotion was owned by Nelson Royal and the first ring name he used was Wayne Shamrock. Later he moved to South Atlantic Pro Wrestling. The promotion he moved to was promoted under the banner of the North American Wrestling Association. He was given a new ring name called Vince Torelli here and he mostly worked as a heel. During the time he also earned the nickname Mr. Wrestling.

Transition to MMA

After successful work on the American independent circuit he moved to Japan in 1990 and earned message success in the Japanese professional wrestling promotions. In 1992 he joined the MMA world and he became extremely successful as an MMA star. He is still considered one of the biggest stars that MMA has ever produced.

Return to Wrestling

While working as an MMA star, he remained out of professional wrestling. He kept on working in MMA until 1996 and he went on to become one of the top stars of the MMA. In 1997 he returned to professional wrestling and this time he finally got a big call from a big promotion; the World Wrestling Federation. At first he worked on various non wrestling roles and he was presented as a babyface.

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Early Success in WWE

He had been addressed as the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” and his first memorable on screen WWE appearance took place in WrestleMania 13 where he was presented as the special guest referee between the iconic Submission match between “The Hitman” Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Biggerr success was about to arrive in his WWE career.

Professional Information Table


Ring Name


Ken Shamrock


Ken Shamrock Nick Names


The World’s Most Dangerous Man




Professional Wrestler


Ken Shamrock Height




Ken Shamrock Weight


212 lbs.


Relationship Status




Ken Shamrock Net Worth


$1.5 Million


Ken Shamrock Eye Color


Dark Brown


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Ken Shamrock Signature Moves


Belly-to-Belly Suplex, Frankensteiner, Sleeper Hold, Scoop Powerslam


Finishing Move(s)


Ankle Lock


Theme Song / Ken Shamrock Song / Ken Shamrock Music


The Ultimate







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Ken Shamrock Net Worth & Salary

According to reports from various media sources, the current net worth of the retired professional wrestler is estimated to be somewhere around $1.5 million. He is not active in any major professional wrestling promotion from a long time, so the former WWE Intercontinental Champion does not receive any salary from any wrestling promotion at this moment.

Ken Shamrock Family

Shamrock was born on February 11, 1964 in Warner Robins, Georgia. His father was Richard Kilpatrick and he was a United States Air Force enlistee. Diane Kilpatrick was his mother who was a waitress and dancer. Shamrock’s mother gave birth to her first child at 15. Shamrock had a very difficult childhood. He had go through multiple difficulties throughout his younger age.

Championships and Accomplishments

Shamrock had been quite successful in terms of winning championships in the professional wrestling world. He has won multiple prestigious titles like WWE Intercontinental title, King of the Ring tournament 2018, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. He has also been pretty successful in his MMA career in terms of winning championships.

Championships and Accomplishments Table

Championships and Accomplishments / Trophy (WWE) WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time), WWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Boss Man, King of the Ring (1998)
Awards & Achievements (Outside WWE) MMA –

George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame – George Tragos Award (2020)

Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC Hall of Fame (Inaugural inductee, Pioneer wing, class of 2003), UFC Superfight Championship (one time, inaugural), Two successful title defenses, UFC 3 Tournament Finalist, UFC 1 Tournament Semifinalist

Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Semifinalist, Longest fight in UFC history (36 minutes) – with Royce Gracie at UFC 5, UFC Viewer’s Choice Award

Pancrase Hybrid Wrestling – King of Pancrase Tournament winner (1994)

First ever champion of Pancrase

King of Pancrase, One successful title defense

Pride Fighting Championships – Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals Superfight Winner

World Mixed Martial Arts Association – WMMAA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Black Belt Magazine – 2000 Full-Contact Fighter of the Year

Wrestling Observer Newsletter – 2002 Feud of the Year vs. Tito Ortiz, 2006 Feud of the Year vs. Tito Ortiz

World MMA Awards – 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

Pro Wrestling –

NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Gauntlet for the Gold (2002 – Heavyweight), TNA Hall of Fame (2020)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated – Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1997), Ranked No. 8 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998, Ranked No. 226 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003

SAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time), SAPW Heavyweight Title Tournament (1991)

Records One times WWE Intercontinental Champion, One time NWA World Heavyweight Champion
Ken Shamrock
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Personal life & Lifestyle

Apart from professional wrestling, Shamrock is also famous as a Mixed Martial Arts star. His brother Frank Shamrock was also a famous Mixed Martial Artist. He had an impressive record of 23 victories among 35 fights with 10 defeats and 2 draws. Frank Shamrock announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts in June 2010.

Personal Information Table


Ken Shamrock Real Name / Full Name


Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick


Birth Date     



February 11, 1964


Ken Shamrock Age




Relationship Status




Zodiac Sign






Warner Robins, Georgia








Warner Robins, Georgia




Shasta College


Educational Qualification


Not known






Ken Shamrock Ethnicity




Current Residence


Reno, Nevada




Not known


Ken Shamrock Tattoo



Ken Shamrock
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Ken Shamrock Movies and TV Shows

Shamrock’s first appearance was in 1997 American direct-to-video movie. It was a low budget movie based on Mixed Martial Arts and Shamrock played a major role in this movie. It was not a big success either by now it has been totally forgotten. Shamrock has also appeared in multiple movies and television series like That 70s Show and Grace Is Gone, mostly as guest stars.

Ken Shamrock Wife

Presently, Shamrock is married to Tonya Kilpatrick. It is said that they knew each other from their childhoods. The couple got married in 2005 and they are living happily for the last two decades. Previously, he married Tina Ramirez in 1985 and divorced her in early 2004. Shamrock now a father of seven children and ten grandchildren. He is a step father of three of his seven children.

Success in WWE

Early Success in WWE

Shamrock made his WWE in ring debut after his success at WrestleMania 13 as the guest referee in the Mega match between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin. His first WWE match was against some unknown talent named Vernon White. Shamrock received a squash victory over this talent. He entered his first official feud in WWE against the former three times WCW World Heavyweight Champion Vader.

Feud with The Hurt Foundation

He had been extremely successful in this feud and next he also had a big feud against The Hart Foundation. This feud continued throughout 1997 and after seeing his booking in these feuds, fans were pretty much certain that the promotion had big plans for the former MMA star. The first paper view he entered was the In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede event.

Various Feuds

It was a 10 man tag team match where he teamed up with Goldust, The Legion of Doom, and Stone Cold Steve Austin to take on the team of the Hart Foundation. He kept on challenging for the championship titles of the promotion and he even challenge for the WWE European championship of British Bulldog at the SummerSlam event of the same year. He even got the opportunity to challenge Bret Hart for the WWE World Championship in an episode of RAW.

Feud with The Rock, Title Success

In early 1998 he entered a feud with the Rock for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The duo had multiple matches together and one of their most memorable match was from WrestleMania XIV. But Shamrock failed to defeat The Rock to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. The first big success he achieved was winning the King of the Ring tournament of 1998 which was an indication towards a big push.

Ken Shamrock
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Final Days

He finally won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in October 1998. By the time, he turned heel and he also joined the Corporation. He had been a valuable asset of the WWE roster until 1999 and surprisingly he was released on the same year. He attempted his luck on various other promotions like TNA wrestling where he even won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. But he lost his glory in the wrestling world after leaving WWE.

Iconic Quotes From Ken Shamrock

“There’s no question in my mind that the times I was in my prime, I was the most well-rounded fighter out there – or in the world. I was the one who knew how to kickbox. I did kickbox and muay thai, I competed in events in Japan, and I was a submission specialist. Going into the UFC for the first time, I was the most well-rounded fighter there.”

“I captured Tag Team, Intercontinental, Rookie Of The Year, King Of The Ring, everything but the heavyweight title. I would hope that, somewhere down the road all the differences would be put aside and allow me to come back and at least get a shot at the heavyweight title, and I hope Brock Lesnar has it, cause I’d like to come after him.”

“I will tell you what, the Rock was my nemesis. We did enough for each other; we put each other over to be famous. If we didn’t have that feud with each other, we wouldn’t have had the success we both had in pro wrestling. We really did build each other. I’m very thankful we had those opportunities and those matches.”

“In my professional career, every time I jumped into an organization, I always reached the top and the title. I know with NWA with Jeff Jarrett, TNA, I was their first heavyweight champion, so I was able to reach that pinnacle. With Pancrase, I was their first champion and was also able to bring it to the U.S. using my character.”

“In my career, if you follow my career and watched everything that I’ve ever done from the time I was in high school to where I’m at now, I’ve always been able to reach the pinnacle. In football, I was able to win championships and go to bowl games in college, be an All-American linebacker, and there were a lot of things I was able to accomplish.”

“Everybody knows how to get prepared for an MMA fight. Everybody knows what the other person is going to do. Whereas when I did it, MMA was really style against style. Things you hadn’t seen before, you’d see for the first time. People didn’t know how to train properly for it, and the coaching wasn’t there yet, either.”

“I’ve been very fortunate to be at the startup of a lot of different things. I was the startup of the Pancrase organization in Japan. Became a big figure over there. Then I was in the UFC and was at the startup of that, and I was a big figure in that. Twice. Not only in the beginning but also when it was taken over.”

Notable Feuds and Rivalries of Ken Shamrock

Shamrock might have had a short career in WWE but even in a short wrestling career he had some top feuds with some of the biggest names of the Attitude Era. The first official rivalry he had in WWE was against Vader. His next rivalry was against The Hart Foundation and it was one of his longest rivalries. He had multiple big matches with the members of the Hart Foundation.

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Arguably, the biggest rival of Shamrock’s WWE career was The Rock. Their feid mostly to play for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. They even had a big match at WrestleMania XIV for the WWE Intercontinental title. But Shamrock could never beat The Rock to win the Championship from him. Shamrock also had other top rivalries with the likes of Jeff Jarrett and Steve Blackman.

Ken Shamrock Injury

The first major feud of Shamrock’s WWE career was against Vader. While having a match with the former three times WCW World Heavyweight Champion, he suffered from internal bleeding from a lung infection and a rib injury. This injury kept him out of action for a number of months, but it did not deliver any permanent damage to Shamrock’s wrestling career.

Other Details

Shamrock has appeared in multiple video games as playable characters. He has appeared in WWE and UFC games. The first WWE game he appeared in as a playable character was WWF War Zone. He also appeared in WWE 2K24 which is the latest installment in WWE video game series. He also featured in WCW vs. The World video game as a fictional character named Sharlock.


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Various Charities

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Ken Shamrock Social Media Accounts

Ken Shamrock is active on Instagram from a verified account. There is an account in Twitter by his name which is not verified, even though it is believed to be his real account. His Twitter account has a total following of 170K and his verified Instagram has a total following of 102K. Here are links of his social media accounts where you can follow him. Ken Shamrock Twitter, Ken Shamrock Instagram.

Ken Shamrock Win Loss Record

Promotion Win % Draw % Loss %
AJPW 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 1 (100.00%)
Battleground Championship Wrestling 1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
FMW 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 1 (100.00%)
Impact Wrestling 4 (40.00%) 0 (0.00%) 6 (60.00%)
JCW 1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
McAloon Productions 2 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
N/A 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 1 (100.00%)
NJPW 1 (50.00%) 0 (0.00%) 1 (50.00%)
NWA TNA 3 (50.00%) 2 (33.33%) 1 (16.67%)
TNA 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%) 2 (100.00%)
UPW 0 (0.00%) 1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%)
WWF 135 (58.44%) 20 (8.66%) 76 (32.90%)
WXw 1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)
TOTAL 148 (56.92%) 23 (8.85%) 89 (34.23%)
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Ken Shamrock Manager

Shamrock has been managed by a number of his fellow professional wrestlers during his time in WWE, but he has never been managed by any professional managers in the promotion on a regular basis. When he was a part of The Corporation, especially ‘The Union’ faction, he had been managed by fellow teammates; The Big Show, Mankind, and Test.


Q. When did Ken Shamrock start wrestling?

A. Ken Shamrock started working in 1989

Q. How tall is Ken Shamrock in feet?

A. Ken Shamrock is 6’1” tall in feet

Q. Who is Ken Shamrock manager?

A. Ken Shamrock does not have a manager, however, he had been managed by his Corporation teammates during the time

Q. is current Ken Shamrock song?

A. Ken Shamrock uses the song ‘The Ultimate’

Q. Who is Ken Shamrock mother?

A. Ken Shamrock’s mother was Diane Kilpatrick

Q. Who is Ken Shamrock father?

A. Ken Shamrock’s father was Richard Kilpatrick

Q. Who is currently Ken Shamrock girlfriend?

A. Ken Shamrock is currently married to Tonya Kilpatrick

Q. Who is Ken Shamrock brother?

A. Frank Shamrock is the brother of Ken Shamrock who has also been a famous Mixed Martial Artist

Q. How much is Ken Shamrock worth?

A. Ken Shamrock’s net worth is something around $1.5m

Q. How many times Ken Shamrock won the WWE Intercontinental title?

A. Ken Shamrock had been a one time WWE Intercontinental Champion