Konnan Reveals Why Rey Mysterio Told Him “F*ck That” At The WWE Hall Of Fame

Rey Mysterio

Konnan told a heartwarming story about how Rey Mysterio had his back, even he wasn’t signed to WWE and didn’t have any political power in the company.

When someone is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the company usually tries to get someone with their employ to induct said person. They don’t particularly like using outsiders, but that’s what Rey Mysterio wanted and he got what he wanted with Konnan as his inductor.

And yet, WWE didn’t give Konnan that much time at first. According to the man himself, for whatever reason WWE only gave him three minutes to introduce and talk about Rey Mysterio from the inductor’s perspective.

But when Mysterio learned that, he had some choice words, as Konnan described on a Captain’s Corner virtual signing.

So in the (WWE) Hall of Fame speech, they were like, ‘Oh yeah, you only have three minutes.’ I go, ‘Bro, how am I supposed to put over a guy who had a 35, 30-year career in three minutes?’ So I went and I told Rey (Mysterio), I go, ‘Bro, they’re only giving me three minutes.’ He goes, ‘F*ck that. Take all the time you need.’ Rey’s awesome.”

And while WWE officials might’ve bristled at the notion of Konnan doing against the script, he didn’t need to worry because he was told that it was well-received by many people within the company.

“And they can’t complain because from what everybody says, it was a really good speech. When I came out, I didn’t know that all the wrestlers were on stage.

So I first come out and the first guy I see which I didn’t even know was gonna be there and he’s my brother just like Ron Killings is, X-Pac. So I see X-Pac and I’m like, ‘What the f*ck is this?’ And then I go, ‘Alright.’

I start seeing all these wrestlers and then at the end of the stage is Hunter with Cody (Rhodes) and I kind of got nervous and I was like, f*ck man. Here are all my peers, you know, and what if I f*ck up in front of them? And so I got a little bit nervous and so I went up and I did my sh*t.

Then when I went up, the very first guy that stopped me was Hunter and he was, ‘Oh man, that was incredible’ and Cody came over to me, he goes, ‘Bro, that was really touching’ and I was like, ‘Wow. Really?’

I didn’t think it was anything special. I just thought it was good and then the whole weekend, L.A. Knight stopped me, Sheamus stopped me and Nattie Neidhart… Karrion Kross and, ‘Bro, that was incredible. I had goosebumps’ and Damian Priest told me that — this cracked me up — he goes, ‘I was so excited, I wanted to stand up and applaud but I’m a heel.’ That was funny. Good guy, very respectful.”

h/t Post Wrestling for the transcription