Ken Shamrock Claims “The Rock” Was His Nickname Before It Was Dwayne Johnson’s

Johnson has had an illustrious career in the industry as The Rock, a nickname he still owns the trademark for. However, Ken Shamrock recently claimed that the nickname was actually his.

The former Intercontinental Champion recently appeared in an interview with Wrestling Shoot, where he stated that he had a talk with Johnson after the latter adopted the nickname The Rock. In fact, he claims that it was in his contract.

“When he started using ‘The Rock’ I said ‘bro, you know I was The Rock first, right? He looked at me very confused and then I had a contract where I had all that carved out. So, I said, ‘bro, no seriously, I got it in my contract.”

Ken Shamrock on Wrestling Shoot

Ken Shamrock also revealed in the same interview that his WWE contract included the nickname The Rock. Shamrock had a prosperous career as a mixed martial artist in the UFC prior to entering the Stamford-based Company in 1997. 

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