Ken Shamrock was a legend in the UFC before making his way to pro wrestling during the late 1990s. During that time, he won the Intercontinental Championship and WWF Tag Team Titles along with Big Boss Man.
Speaking to VLADTV, the former Intercontinental Champion revealed why he decided to leave WWE in the end. It came down to how he was being missed in the company.
“I already felt like I was being clumped into groups and that I was just kind of a side thing now, like whatever storyline was over here we would just do. It didn’t make any sense. It just didn’t feel like they knew what to do with me from that point. It just felt like I was just there.
It just felt like they weren’t really using me at the level that I thought I should have been used just because of where I came from. And for me to stay there and just be second fiddle when I could go and do something and be first fiddle, especially with how I was able to draw and bring in crowds, and make more money, I felt like I could do that better in the Mixed Martial Arts world because it came back. So that’s when I decided like if they’re not going to use me and really put me in anything that’s serious then I’m gonna move on. (…) And it was always in the back of my head too that it was different there too because that trust was kinda broken.”
He also said Don Frye was jealous of him for dating 19-year old WWE diva Ryan Shamrock, “I told him to stop being jealous.: