On his 24th birthday, he had his official debut match at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana....within 14 months, he had already won his first mask versus, Konnan defended the title with either James or Killings under the, This was a triangle match that also included. Outside of wrestling, Konnan is also an occasional rapper. He told Stephen Dean Johnson of SLAM! [6][7] In 2000,as Fidel Sierra,he feuded over (although never winning)the WCW TV title with Jim Duggan on WCW Saturday Night. I was able to capitalize on that wrestling boom. He first went to Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW), where he took part in a tournament for the then-vacant XPW Television title on August 25, 2001. The feud went on intermittently through 2006. On July 14 in Querétaro, Konnan and his group MAD make their debut, but were interrupted by La Parka, starting a rivalry. As he was becoming more popular in Mexico, he was not as focused on making it in America. Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor best known to sports entertainment audiences for his career signed with WWE. David Canal[3] (born July 27, 1960) is a Cuban professional wrestler better known by his ring name "The Cuban Assassin (El Sanguinario Cubano)" Fidel Sierra. "Vis a vis that, Mark Cuban loves pro wrestling. He entered the Gauntlet for the Gold match for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship,[2] but he was chokeslammed and subsequently eliminated by Malice. He then teamed with Ricky Santana in two tryout matches at WWF TV tapings that June, though the pair was not signed. [38] Konnan gave several interviews about the drug abuse problem in pro wrestling around that time, most notably to the New York Daily News, which indicated that Konnan believed his "hip degenerated after years of steroid abuse and the physical toll of his sport, and...painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs ruined [his] kidney. Ashenoff returned to San Diego, and received an honorable discharge. The Cuban American pro wrestler signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). A 3 rd generational wrestler, Chavo Guerrero has wrestling in his blood as the Latino came into the WWE with his uncle, Eddie Guerrero. He was forced into it." Konnan then became the first-ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion later that year by winning a tournament consisting of four matches at four events: an eight-man elimination match for the first round on May 24, 1991; a four-man battle royal quarterfinal on May 31; a two-out-of-three falls semifinal match on June 7; and finally, a two-out-of-three falls match against Cien Caras at EMLL Super Viernes in Mexico City on June 9, 1991.[15]. Harlem Heat regained the title after Stevie Ray pinned Morrus. [34], Returning to World Wrestling All-Stars in November and December 2002, Konnan defeated Norman Smiley twice in singles matches on November 28 and 29, 2002, and won in three minutes against Nate Webb on December 6, 2002, at WWA The Retribution in Glasgow. Matt Benaka, Earl Oliver, Andrew Zadarnowski, John Solo and Joe Dean. 61 Sammy Guevara. Konnan's tag-team record was much better: Konnan went 6-0 teamed with Nathan Jones (exclusively against the team of Lenny Lane and Lodi, better-known formerly as The West Hollywood Blondes in WCW) between November 27 - December 11, 2001. Hurricane Havana of G.L.O.R.Y. [58] The reunion occurred during an Inner Circle party in Las Vegas. [15], Konnan wrestled in Australia, the UK, and Germany for World Wrestling All-Stars from October to December 2001. As a result, he became a face and teamed with Misterio to fight the nWo. [53], Konnan was named Head of Creative of Aro Lucha. [15] Konnan finally won the title by defeating Colón on November 2, 2002,[5] only to lose the title back to Colón 21 days later. The two teams faced one another in a No Surrender rematch on August 14, 2005 at Sacrifice, with James appointed guest referee by Director of Authority Larry Zbyszko, and James reaffirmed his loyalty to the Kru by attacking Kip, enabling Konnan to pin him and win the match. [1] His mother was Cuban and his father was Spanish. Konnan and Killings became increasingly frustrated, at one point referring to themselves as the "2Live Kru". In Mexico, Konnan was the first-ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, and was the leader of the Foreign Legion in AAA when they were the top stable. Promising, in a promo at the start of the show, to defend his "Mexican Heavyweight Championship" against Psicosis the next week. On March 20, 2015, Konnan was ringside at a show organized by the independent promotion The Crash, in Tijuana, Mexico, when El Hijo del Perro Aguayo died in a freak accident during a match. He defeated Johnny Webb and Vic Grimes in the first and second rounds, respectively, and then lost the final to Kaos. [2] Sierra and his wife own a sports bar, Crazy Dave's Sports Bar, in Largo, Florida. and Kip James. Despite a foray into the wrestling business, Cuban does not believe that WWE CEO Vince McMahon is threatened by the working relationship between AXS … 131 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003, The Border Patrol (Agent Gunn and Agent Maxx), Team Extreme (Khris Germany and Kit Carson), Disturbing Behavior (Jeff Daniels and Tim Renesto), The Usual Suspects (A.J. At Lockdown on April 23, 2006, Konnan was defeated by Armstrong in an arm wrestling contest held within the confines of a steel cage; following the bout, each member of the LAX received ten lashes from the James Gang.[36]. According to Kevin Sullivan (the originator of the stable), speaking in a retrospective interview in July 2016, Konnan "didn’t fit in The Dungeon of Doom. [35] After several abortive attempts to regain the tag title, the Kru began supporting Ron Killings's bid to become NWA World Heavyweight Champion. From March 2005 onwards, Konnan was also feuding with Vampiro and La Parka in AAA. Sheamus makes another impactful statement before his Tables match against John Cena at WWE TLC. On March 15, 2009, Konnan lost a Hair vs. [Vince] asked if I knew anybody that could design it." This lady gives it everything she's got when she steps-up to perform in the world of pro wrestling. James brought Kip James and the 3Live Kru to ringside, then asked Killings and Konnan whether James could join the stable. ", "Konnan talks about Hogan, Luger, Bischoff, Nash", "TripleMania: Mexico's answer to WrestleMania", "WCW United States Heavyweight Title history / Americas title history", "Inside the Dungeon of Doom: Kevin Sullivan on wrestling's wackiest group", "WWC - World Wrestling Council (Puerto Rico) World Heavyweight/Universal Heavyweight Title July 21, 1982 - Present", Viva la Lucha!!! During a career spanning almost three decades, he has wrestled for independent and national promotions in the United States and Mexico, and held fifteen title belts in nine promotions. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban appeared on WWE's "Monday Night Raw" last night, and fans were treated to quite a show. [15][note 3], Konnan's first stint with World Championship Wrestling lasted only a few weeks. In 1991, EMLL changed its name officially to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). On May 1, 2006, he made his first appearance with La Legión Extranjera (with Chessman and Ron Killings), losing to El Zorro, Octagon and Vampiro Canadiense at AAA Sin Limite. [2], On the December 31, 2005, episode of Impact!, Konnan told B.G. On the November 30, 1998 episode of Nitro, Konnan defeated Chris Jericho for the World Television Championship. [9] Ashenoff was expelled from several schools before landing at Miami Senior High. On June 4 in Verano de Escándalo, Konnan returned to the AAA helping Jeff Jarrett win the AAA Mega Championship against Rey Wagner and Rey Mysterio Jr. before being faced by Fénix. Putting him with us, he just lost all the steam he had. Konnan developed an increasingly hip-hop based gimmick and was nicknamed "K-Dogg." He then went to Maximum Xtreme Pro Wrestling, where he lost another heavyweight title match; this time against Simon Diamond for the MXPW Heavyweight Title on August 12, 2002. WWE Said Shaq Was Out Of Shape, Rising AEW Wrestler Turning Face WWE wanted to bring Shaq in to wrestle, but they said he was always out of shape. Bell represented Cuba at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed for the mens 74 kg class. In that same interview, he teased the then-upcoming deal that would lead to Lucha Underground. wrestling this time as The Latin Fury, he defeated The Heartbreaker. [58] During his appearance, Konnan reunited with former LAX members Santana and Ortiz, both of whom were now wrestling for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and were also members of Chris Jericho's wrestling stable Inner Circle. Konnan was teamed with Rikishi and lost to Cibernetico and La Parka by disqualification. [45] Konnan wrestled what appears to be his final match to date on September 15, 2013, in a six-man tag match. David Canal (born July 27, 1960) is a Cuban professional wrestler better known by his ring name "The Cuban Assassin (El Sanguinario Cubano)" Fidel Sierra. After meeting Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) booker Paul Heyman while on a wrestling tour of Singapore, Konnan joined ECW in 1995 and feuded with The Sandman. De los Santos took one look at the 215-pound bodybuilder and did the classic double-take –– what the hell is this guy doing here, and, how quickly can I get this guy in the ring. But if you’re a purist for wrestling, and you like the action, it’s the best promotion by far. [15], At Pro Wrestling Superstars' WrestleReunion VI held at The Westin Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, California, on January 28, 2012, Konnan took part in a 20-man Battle Royal featuring Brutus Beefcake, Gangrel, Greg Valentine, and others. The Kru first wrestled as a unit on August 13, 2003, defeating The New Church (Sinn, Vampire Warrior and Tempest). [9] He was given a choice of either going to jail or entering the military. Dissension arose after James's former tag team partner from the WWF, Billy Gunn, joined TNA as "The New Age Outlaw" and began trying to convince James to reform their highly successful tag team, the New Age Outlaws. It was like when Raw and Nitro were going head-to-head and there was work for everybody. Due to the fact he is WWE's official clown, he is too often underrated. In his last interview, the historic manager and fighter of WCW, WWF, AAA, TNA and many other world companies, Konnan, also wanted to talk about the Goldberg-WWE situation, with the Cuban becoming very famous especially in the Mexican independent circuit who in fact wanted to say about the Hall of Famer: "I think he's got his head a bit. [14], In the early part of his career, he wrestled for many different promotions. He also created The 3Live Kru for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in the early 2000s and later the Latin American Xchange (LAX) stable there as well. 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