Originally posted by ekedolphinZeruel, you're saying Shamrock challenged Austin for the WWF Title while Austin was a heel? Surely that couldn't have been during the inVasion, right? Or are you saying Shamrock was a heel?
Or was it some other time Austin was a bad guy?
I meant Super-Shammy-Sham was the heal. I think it was just before the Corporation and the Face Shamrock cut a Heel promo on Vince and Austin bitching that he never gets a title shot while lesser pricks did.
I think that's how it went down. I mostly remember Shamrock wearing black tights for some reason.
I was a fan of Shamrock though he was never my favorite. I remember thinking he could be carried to a good match. A great midcard/IC type character.
My most vivid memory of him also deals with the Stephanie abducation, but he got a bloodbath (remember those? Those were friggin' cool!) and when the lights came back on, he was covered in "blood" with Christian locked in the ankle lock. I always thought that was a cool visual. THen Christian narced out where Stephanie was and the Ministry tried to crucify him for it, but the Brood stepped in and then was turfed from the Ministry and so forth so forth.
Shamrock could really help Smackdown at the moment. If not else he does give off a legitimate badass vibe.
Originally posted by LexusI liked Shamrock too, and I firmly believe he would be more than welcome in today's WWE. I could easily see him on Smackdown!
I'd like to see him back, too. Smackdown needs ANYNE who isn't overexposed. He's no Randy Couture or Hoyce Gracie, but he would be an instant "legitimate badass," and he could be thrown into the title scene with very litle buildup. At the very least he would save us from such feuds as Buh-Buh Ray Dudley vs. Eddie Guererro.
I shudder to think.
Actually, the comparison between Royce Gracie and Shammy isn't entirely wrong. Neither man has won a fight in four years.
Shamrock apparently has learned finally to cut a promo. He was excellent on the mic to set up Shamrock-v-Ortiz. But if I were WWE, I'd instead look at Kevin Randleman. He's got a great look, can cut a good promo, and has to be some sort of natural in the ring, because he's looked very good for someone who's had less than a dozen wrestling matches.
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This is how I'd use him(and I know WWE people read this board... :)) Have him lose, the next few weeks. Job him to the bigger, higher-up guys, Big Show, Cena, etc. Let him put up a good fight, but not win. He'll win fans, but not locker room respect....