Ken Shamrock Talks Ultimate Warrior Passing Out Backstage, Inspiring Warrior Interview, More
- Mister Saint Laurent interviewed Warrior in 2012 for MLW Radio. In the three hour interview, Warrior discussed his legal battles with WWE, his personal and professional relationship with the McMahons, CM Punk, WCW, Gary Hart and his thoughts on the Hall of Fame. You can check out part one at this link, and the second part here.
- Wrestling artist Rob Schamberger, who painted The Ultimate Warrior's jacket on Raw, was interviewed by The Spanish Announce Table a mere two hours before finding out that Warrior had passed. Schamberger talked about WrestleMania Axxess and how Warrior invited him to watch WrestleMania from his luxury box at the Superdome. He also discussed meeting Jerry Lawler, Daniel Bryan's family and more, you can listen to it here, it starts at the 1:13:35 mark.
- Ken Shamrock joined The Roman Show last night week talking about how he changed how submissions work in pro wrestling. He noted that he "led the way that submissions can work in pro wrestling." He also talked about the Ultimate Warrior passing away last week.
"Anytime you know of someone who passes away is always a sad feeling," he said. "You understand that this is stuff that happens in life. You wish the family and friends a little bit of comfort. He is in a better place. Its really the people that are left behind you want to pray for."
He also recalled his first experience with the Warrior after wrestling at a house show.
"First memory is a funny one," he said. "I was in Gene Anderson's organization and WWF came to town they brought me in for three house shows. I worked two matches with Barry Horowitz and one with Mega Man. The two with Barry were good and the one with Mega Man was a horrible match. I went to the locker room, they told me 'don't worry about it, that guy is as green as you are.' The Ultimate Warrior had come and had his match. He sprinted to the ring, he hit the ropes, beats the guy and sprints all the way through the locker room and immediately sits down. As I am talking,Visit Wrestling Inc. he passes out. I said, 'wow, what happened?' One of the Anderson brothers said, 'don't worry, he probably just got gassed.' I thought he died. That was the first time I met him. After that, he wouldn't talk much. He was nice to me. I respected him. He was a man of few words. I respected him."
Shamrock also discussed the difference between the professional wrestling and mixed martial arts crowd, MMA pay, his WrestleMania experiences and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
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