Ken Shamrock returning to Impact Wrestling in Las Vegas

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock announced on Twitter he is returning to Impact Wrestling.

The 55 year-old Shamrock will make his return to Impact Wrestling at the company’s next set television tapings taking place at Sam’s Town Live Casino in Las Vegas on September 5 and 6.

Impact Wrestling also announced Shamrock’s return during last night’s Impact Wrestling Cali Combat episode on Pursuit and Twitch.

Shamrock’s return to Impact stems from Moose recently calling him out on social media this past week.  Shamrock then responded to Moose on Twitter indicating he “would see him in Vegas”.

Shamrock won the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship at the the first-ever NWA-TNA Pay-Per View in June of 2002.  He lost the title just a few months later to Ron Killings. He later returned to the company in 2004 as an ally for Jeff Jarrett and then left again shortly thereafter.

He is also recognized as Impact Wrestling’s first champion.

According to a report last month from MMA Mania, Shamrock announced the launch of Valor, his own bare-knuckle boxing promotion that will begin in late September.