Konnan didn’t mince words when it comes to his thoughts on two of AEW’s lucha libre stars.
Former WCW star Konnan has spent decades in the world of professional wrestling. He is currently involved behind the scenes in Lucah Libre AAA, and speaking on a recent episode of his K100 podcast, he addressed the controversy surrounding the AAA departures of two AEW stars.
Addressing Bandido first, Konnan spoke about the star’s poor communication skills and claimed that ego played a role in their disagreement.
“He [Bandido] had the very bad habit, which I find very unprofessional, of every time I’m looking for him for work, he doesn’t answer the f*****g phone,” Konnan said. “Like, I’m doing him a favor. I’m not going to hunt you down to get you work. He did that when he was in Ring of Honor too.
“A lot of these wrestlers, they got to the United States, get a big head, and they start charging with their ego, not what the market can support. They don’t give a f**k ’cause they’re in the United States. But when Ring of Honor closed, oh, there they were, looking for work. What happens in AEW if they cut you or you get injured or something happens? I’m not going to f*****g forget.”
When it comes to Rush, the AAA booker claims that creative disagreements and money were both in play prior to his departure, which reportedly left AAA in a lurch.
“He was mad because we weren’t using him enough, but one of the things is … they [LFI] had a feud … it was against the Dynamite Brothers,” Konnan said. “Now one of the Dynamite Brothers is the guy [El Cuatrero] that they put in jail for supposedly choking that girl wrestler. So it’s very hard to do anything ’cause this guy’s in jail. I thought he was going to get out quick, so I was waiting for him to get out, so I wasn’t getting them work.
“Plus Rush, bro, he charges a lot of f*****g money. And it’s, like, bro, you’re not in the United States. I have a budget. And when I put you on the show, you eat a quarter of my f*****g thing. I’d rather bring in two or three other wrestlers. I thought what he did was very unprofessional, and I also had another wrestler try to pull that s**t with me not too recently, and I’m not going to forget that either. But, you know, they get power, they’re in the United States, and they abuse their f*****g power and they do s**t like this.”