CALGARY, AB: Two of combat sports most respected names will be making their way to Hart Legacy Wrestling.
Late last night, the promotion announced that both Ken Shamrock and Frank Mir will make their HLW debuts on February 20th and 21st.
Opponents for either individual have yet to be confirmed.
Shamrock, 56, is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes combat sports has ever seen. A legendary UFC fighter, professional wrestler and trainer, Shamrock has established himself as one of the most influential crossover athletes in the history of MMA and professional wrestling. “The Most Dangerous Man in the World” has collected nearly every accolade there is throughout his time in the octagon and the squared circle, including becoming the first-ever UFC Superfight Champion in 1995. In 1997, Shamrock made his debut in the then-WWF, refereeing the legendary Stone Cold Steve Austin/Bret Hart submission match at WrestleMania 13. Just under fourth months later, Shamrock was in the main event of In Your House: Canadian Stampede, kickstarting a run that would culminate in a King of the Ring victory in 1998. Shamrock’s momentum only grew from there, as the MMA legend went on to simultaneously hold the Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships through the latter part of 1998 and early 1999. However, in 1999, Shamrock left WWE to return to his MMA career. From 2002 until 2009, Shamrock made sporadic appearances in professional wrestling before taking a nine-year sabbatical from the squared circle. However, in 2018, Shamrock made his shocking return to the ring for Melbourne’s Battle Championship Wrestling, winning the promotion’s tag team championships and embarking on a nine-month reign with the titles. Currently, Shamrock wrestles for Impact Wrestling, where he was recently announced as an inductee to the promotion’s Hall of Fame.
Mir, 40, is currently in his third year of fighting for Bellator MMA following a successful 16-year career in the UFC. Throughout his time in MMA, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has earned a reputation as one of the most feared and respected submission artists in the sport. The stats speak for themselves; Mir currently holds the UFC record for the fastest submission in the history of the Heavyweight division, and is currently the only individual to earn a victory via a toe-hold submission. Like Shamrock, Mir is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, winning the title in 2004 after defeating then-champion Tim Sylvia in 50 seconds. Mir also holds the unique distinction of being the first person to defeat Brock Lesnar inside the octagon, submitting the Beast Incarnate via kneebar in Lesnar’s UFC debut. Last year, Mir made his professional wrestling debut at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport event, where he faced off with former UFC Superfight Champion and former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dan Severn.
Further appearances from either man have yet to be confirmed.
In addition to the pair of appearances, Hart Legacy Wrestling co-promoter Stacey Angel also commented that the promotion is finalizing plans for a cross-Canada tour that will see HLW perform in close to 20 cities. Dates are expected to be announced by the end of the month. A future tour of the United States is also in the works.
Tickets for all upcoming Hart Legacy Wrestling events can be purchased in advance through the promotion’s website.
Stay tuned to the WCSN for the latest updates from Hart Legacy Wrestling.
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