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Attitude Era Veteran Says ‘The Rock’ Was Originally His Nickname

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• Attitude Era Veteran Says ‘The Rock’ Was Originally His Nickname

WWF Attitude Era Veteran Ken Shamrock was recently interviewed on the ‘Wrestling Shoot Interviews’ podcast, where he spoke about his former storyline rival ‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson.

The former Intercontinental Champion claimed that his own nickname used to be ‘The Rock’ and even had the in-ring name “Ken ‘The Rock’ Shamrock” written in his World Wrestling Federation contract.

They worked things out and Ken became known as ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Man’ on WWF TV, while Rocky Maivia turned into ‘The Rock’.

Here’s what Shamrock said:

“When he started using ‘The Rock’ I said ‘bro, you know I was The Rock first, right?’ He looked at me very confused and then I had a contract where I had all that carved out. So, I said, ‘bro, no seriously, I got it in my contract’.

I have it in a contract, yes. UFC and WWF, in both of those I had in the contract World’s Most Dangerous Man, Ken ‘The Rock’ Shamrock, Lion’s Den, all those things, even the action figures that had Lion’s Den written on them, I own those, those are mine, those are my trademarks.”

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On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Metro Centre in Rockford, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 2000’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

Lt. Loco & Cpl. Cajun vs. Shane Helms & Shannon Moore

Yang vs. Lance Storm

Alex Wright & Ron Harris vs. Evan Karagias & Jaime Noble

Kevin Nash & DDP vs. Mark Jindrak & Sean O’Haire

Goldberg vs. Reno

General Rection vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Jeff Jarrett

Scott Steiner vs. Stevie Ray

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