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Konnan, who debuted in 1987, talks MLW, his Miami homecoming, the in-ring return, Low Ki, how to celebrate a victory in Miami, working with AAA, University of Miami football and more. Click below.
An icon in Mexico, Konnan has starred for AAA, CMLL, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, MLW, WCW and more.
His three decades-plus in the sport have been prolific. The inaugural CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, Konnan was a crossover star in Mexico appearing regularly on television and in music videos. He was the Hulk Hogan of Mexico.
In the early 90s, Konnan co-founded AAA Lucha Libre where he would be a perennial main eventer defeating the likes of Jake the Snake Roberts to claim his hair, main eventing the AAA When Worlds Collide pay-per-view, shattering box office records in Mexico and California and becoming a staple in America as a member of the nWo and LAX.
A trailblazer, Konnan became a guiding light for emerging luchadores looking for worldwide stardom including Rey Mysterio, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix and countless others. Today, Konnan serves as the consigliore for the World Tag Team Champions Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix.
Away from the ring, Konnan has also enjoyed success as a popular podcaster on the MLW Radio Network.
Also, Konnan’s popular no-holds barred podcast, “Keeping it 100 with Konnan,” on The Jericho Network on Westwood One is co-hosted by Glenn Gilberti (Disco Inferno).
Signed for MLW’s December
Double-Shot Miami Debut:
NEVER SAY NEVER - DEC. 13:
LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Sami Callihan
Filthy Tom Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch
(MLW debut) Dragon Lee vs. Rich Swann
(MLW debut) DJZ vs. Hijo de LA Park ((presented by Salina de la Renta)
(MLW debuts) Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett
MJF (C) (with Aria Blake) vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Jason Cade vs. Andrew Everett vs. Dezmond Xavier
SINGAPORE CANE MATCH
400-pound Ace Romero vs. 469-pound Barrington Hughes
The night will feature a double main event as the leader of Los Ingobernables Rush fights Rich Swann. The second main event will feature a high-intensity World Middleweight Championship ladder match with current World Middleweight Champion MJF vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett vs. Jason Cade.
Preceding the main event will be the CMLL Lightweight Champion Dragon Lee against DJZ.
Fans who tune-in will also be treated to appearances throughout the star-studded special by MLW World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki, Filthy Tom Lawlor, Salina de la Renta, the New Hart Foundation and more.
MLW’s holiday gift for South Florida
- My Pro Wrestling on the Web and Social Media
YouTube: jim varsallone (jimmyv3 channel)
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