Konnan Backtracks On Controversial AEW Comments

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Former WCW star Konnan has walked back recent controversial comments where he told AEW star Konosuke Takeshita to “stick to his race.”

In El Paso, Texas, on AEW Dynamite Konosuke Takeshita lost to MJF but he did bring the crowd to their feet as he paid tribute to former WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero who died in 2005. With MJF laid out in the ring, Takeshita mimicked Guerrero’s trademark taunt before launching onto the champion with a frog splash for a two-count.

Speaking on Keepin’ it 100, former WCW star Konnan revealed that he wasn’t a fan of the moment. Konnan said Takeshita had heat with him and told the Japanese star to stick to his nationality:

“Well Takeshita… he’s got heat with me and he’s lucky I wasn’t in El Paso. Because when he went up and he did the fu*king Eddie Guerrero thing for the frog splash, you’re not Mexican dude, I don’t care… Stick to your nationality.”

Fellow AEW star Miro recently had his own say over Konnan’s remarks and now on social media the former WCW US Champion has claimed he was only joking:

“the Takeshita thing was a joke, like im really gonna get mad over him doing a frog splash, everyone does it. if u actually believe I was hot, jokes on u..”