Ken Shamrock Confirms He Hasn't Retired From Pro Wrestling

Ken Shamrock hasn't hung up his boots just yet

Ken Shamrock has confirmed that he is not retired from wrestling, following a recent appearance for New Japan. 

The World's Most Dangerous Man showed up on NJPW's Rumble on 44th Street event in October 2022, accompanying Clark Connors for his match with Minoru Suzuki. Shamrock and Suzuki had an in-ring staredown following the match before embracing, with the two having battled in Suzuki's PANCRASE promotion in the 1990s. Shamrock himself also wrestled on two NJPW Tokyo Dome shows in 2003/04. 

During an interview with, the former WWE Intercontinental Champion insisted he is not retired from competing, and when asked about when fans can next expect to see him in the squared circle, Shamrock said: 

"We'll just have to wait and see. Right now, truly right now, I am so focused on Valor, really trying to get that promotion up and going. We have a great opportunity to be able to try and change the look of the bare-knuckle sport, being able to clean it up, being able to make it look professional and bring it to the fans because I know they love it, and the numbers show it. It's just really packaging it so it's acceptable in mainstream". 

Shamrock's most recent pro-wrestling match was a victory over Harry Smith for Battleground Championship Wrestling in August.

H/T Fightful

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