• Ken Shamrock Reveals His Opinion On ‘Power Slap’ League
UFC President Dana White recently got associated with the ‘Power Slap’ league. Videos from this league are going viral on social media at times.
WWF Attitude Era Legend Ken Shamrock shared his opinion on this new ‘sport’, while speaking to WrestlingNews recently.
Here’s what the former WWF Intercontinental Champion & UFC Hall Of Famer had to say:
“You know, I can’t control that. All I can do is basically do what I want to do. And you know, even from the beginning, in the very beginning days with me, it’s always been about competitiveness, it’s always been about honor, integrity. And I’ve always lived that way. I’ve always thought that way. I’ve always trained people that way. And so for me, it’s about focusing on something positive.
We got a lot of heat for Bare Knuckle (Fighting) in the beginning, because people were saying ‘Oh, that’s so brutal and barbaric’.
It’s like, but, and even in the UFC, when we first started doing it back in the beginning days, we got the same heat, you know, back in 1993, where people were saying ‘aww that’s barbaric’.
Because they didn’t understand how much it took to get in there and train and the technical stuff that it took to be good at it at a very high level.
So, I think that with Bare Knuckle coming out it’s that same thing, where people are not understanding how technical it is to go in there and fight Bare Knuckle because you have to be more accurate than you would if you had a glove on it.
So therefore, you have to be more professional and be able to be a little bit more accurate with your striking because you break your hands.
So to me, that’s kind of my focus is being able to get people educated to what it is. As far as slap boxing, that’s not even in my vision, man. That’s not something I’m looking at. Not something I want to look at. I don’t understand it.
But if people are watching it, obviously people want to make money and put business together and if it’s working, God bless them, whatever. But that’s something I won’t touch.
Our media, when they see all these bad things happening with police officers or with teachers, or whatever it is they’re showing, and even though it’s bad, they get the most ratings because it’s bad, even though it’s something that’s not good, right?
And everybody knows it. But it just seems like that’s what sells. That’s what people look at. Unfortunately, I don’t know about the slap boxing thing.
I don’t understand it and don’t understand as a fighter, you know, I don’t understand standing there and letting somebody hit you.
I understand being hit, but it’s only because somebody had to earn it, not standing there and let somebody do it. So, you know, I don’t understand it.
But it seems to be doing whatever it’s doing. I’m not paying attention to it. And it’s not in my vision.
My vision is Bare Knuckle and trying to bring a sport out there that people can enjoy and something that I’m accustomed to.”
After making a name for himself in the early days of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) from 1993 to 1996, Ken Shamrock joined the World Wrestling Federation in February 1997 and worked there until September 1999.
The 1998 King of the Ring also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) during its early years in 2002 & 2004 and returned to the now-renamed IMPACT Wrestling for his most recent run from 2019 until 2021.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 17, 2002) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and featured the official pre-show of the ‘WWF WrestleMania X8’ PPV.
The only exclusive Pre-Show match on the card was:
– Albert, Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Lance Storm, Mr. Perfect & Test