I’d say he has earned it. There have been thousands of wrestlers throughout history and only a handful of them can truly be called legends. Some of them are honored for their career work by being inducted into some kind of Hall of Fame. Various companies have their own version and Impact Wrestling is no different. They inducted someone new into their Hall of Fame this weekend, but there was a bigger story than his career.

Earlier this year, Impact Wrestling announced that Ken Shamrock would be the 2020 inductee into the company’s Hall of Fame. Shamrock was the company’s first World Champion and had a rather successful career in WWE as well. He has been back for the last several months and featured in a fairly prominent role with Impact Wrestling, but his Hall of Fame induction went above and beyond his in-ring abilities.

I think this might get some headlines. Check out Shamrock’s induction speech from a certain Great One:

The Rock inducted Shamrock into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame in a video which aired as part of the Bound For Glory pre-show. In the video, Rock praised Shamrock’s career and called him a friend. The two feuded over the Rock’s Intercontinental Title in 1998, including a title match at WrestleMania 14. Shamrock had asked the Rock to induct him earlier this year on Twitter and Rock publicly agreed to do so.

Opinion: So there’s your headline and I can’t say I disagree. You don’t see something like that every day and sweet goodness that is an impressive get. I know it is probably the only time that the Rock will be associated with Impact Wrestling but it is something they can mention here and there when they have the chance. It also says a lot about Shamrock, as the Rock was willing to not only respond, but make this for him. Congratulation Shamrock, as this is more than a little impressive.

What is your favorite Shamrock moment? How long will he continue wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!

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