Last month, the former WWE star announced he would be returning to Impact Wrestling, something The Rock fully endorsed on social media, admitting that the veteran helped shape his wrestling career.
Shamrock, who spoke to Busted Open Radio in a recent interview, reckons his matches with the Hollywood star are some of the best of the Attitude era and their work together helped him develop as they "cut their teeth on one another."
“I was very blessed. I got to work with Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Stone Cold, The Undertaker. I could name all of them, but I think my time in WWF and the time with The Rock really helped me develop," he said.
"Also, we both got to develop – cut our teeth on one another and really develop characters that were solid in that pro wrestling era. I’d like to think that me and The Rock were – at the time when we were working those programs, we had put on matches that were just as good as some of the top guys’ matches, and it was because our chemistry was so good together.”
Longtime WWE fans would recall that famous chair shot Shamrock took to the face during an episode of Raw in 1998. Shamrock recently admitted that he didn't like chair shots but threatened not to sell it if The Rock did not catch him in the face.
It came up again in his most recent interview.
“If you’ve seen the chair shot, he definitely obliged me," Shamrock explained. "I literally told him, I said, ‘Bro, I ain’t selling anything if it don’t touch,’ and I did that with everybody. I just said, you know, ‘I can’t do that.’ And he looked at me and said, ‘Oh, don’t worry.'”
You've seen the GIF of the infamous chair shot 🤕@ShamrockKen tells @davidlagreca1 & @THETOMMYDREAMER he feels his chemistry was so good with @TheRock that their matches stack up with some of the best of the Attitude Era 💪 pic.twitter.com/NgOGr0Kb7N— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 19, 2019
They Were So Good For Each Other
Shamrock is correct about him and The Rock building themselves on each other. Of course, The Rock was the one who benefitted the most and he's since gone on to be one of the most popular actors on the planet. But he probably wouldn't be as huge as he was in the ring had it not been for his work with Shamrock.