At Final Resolution on January 15, 2006, Konnan and Homicide defeated The Naturals. Roberts had already bragged to de los Santos that Carlos had been a wrestler in Florida. In June, Konnan left TNA, as did Ron Killings. The resulting film is loosely based on several of Howard's original stories, although the slavery sequence towards the beginning is not the original history of the character. On October 7, 2011, Konnan and Nicho el Millonario, wrestling as La Sociedad lost by DQ to El Mesias and Extreme Tiger in an event for Promociones MV held at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. In 1982, shortly after his 18th birthday, Carlos was caught selling drugs, and hauled before a Dade County judge as an adult. The film more or less works on its own terms. He was forced into it." The music is a bit cheesy in parts, although the low brass with bass drum accents well portray the brutal era as envisioned by Howard. In 1981 (when he graduated a year early from Miami Senior High School), he was arrested and charged as a juvenile with credit card theft and motorcycle theft. Konnan was inactive throughout early 2000, as he was suspended for three months by Bill Busch after requesting his release from WCW, unhappy with the way he was being used. Still, the wrestlers asked Carlos, want to give it a try? At one point he was referred to as "The Mexican Hulk Hogan" for breaking attendance records across the country,[10] and Konnan still holds the all-time attendance record in Mexico City as well as cities including Tijuana, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Torreon, Hermosillo and Nuevo Laredo. [9], By 1976, under the influence of older friends and neighbors, the younger Ashenoff had gotten into stealing cars. [2] The stable feuded with Jerry Lynn until April 2, 2003, when Lynn claimed that he had been heavily influenced by lucha libre and that he respected his Mexican opponents, thus earning the friendship of Konnan.[5]. "[22], Konnan spent several months feuding with Disco Inferno,[2] and then he began a rivalry with Stevie Ray. 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. Spanish color commentator. (He was a warrior in a Cimmerian tribe which went into demise, and he became a wanderer.) He and Mysterio formed an alliance with Master P and his No Limit Soldiers and fought with The West Texas Rednecks. The championship was held by all three members of the Kru,[2] until January 28, 2004, when they were defeated by Kevin Northcutt and Legend in Nashville. By 1967, the family relocated to Carol City in South Florida. Konnan developed an increasingly hip-hop based gimmick and was nicknamed "K-Dogg." On December 14, 2018, Konnan challenged Low Ki in a no-disqualification match for his championship, in a losing effort. On the November 26 episode of Impact!, B.G. Konnan later criticized WCW for not respecting Mexican wrestling culture by writing storylines that saw several Mexican wrestlers unceremoniously unmasked (Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis, and Mysterio). [15], After a no-contest match against Sandman on January 12, 2002 at XPW New Year's Revolution 2, Konnan then went to World Wrestling Council, where he won the World Wrestling Council World Tag Team Championship with Carly Colón, defeating Thunder and Lightning on May 26, 2002. [14], In the early part of his career, he wrestled for many different promotions. [57], On November 17, 2020, Konnan returned to TNT for the first time in two decades when he appeared on an episode of AEW Dynamite. Title: Cover Date: April 2020. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? [15][note 3], Konnan's first stint with World Championship Wrestling lasted only a few weeks. He wrestled Steele again on November 24, 2001 in a "Loser Leaves XPW" match at XPW Revolution at Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. What are the differences between the British BBFC 15 version and the uncut version? [17] Konnan was given an outfit (purchased by the WWF at the cost of $13,000) bedecked with circuitry and a pyrotechnic gun that shot sparkles into the crowd. Was this review helpful to you? The film was produced in the wake of the successes of Star Wars and Excalibur when fantasy-genre films were in vogue. [15] After the match, a young boy—introduced as Konnan's brother—entered the ring crying and handed Konnan his mask back, generating considerable bonhomie towards Konnan from the sympathetic crowd. Konnan recollected, "Wrestling was so hot in Mexico, because they had lifted this 30-year ban on wrestling on TV in Mexico City. On the November 30, 1998 episode of Nitro, Konnan defeated Chris Jericho for the World Television Championship. 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. [24], Konnan was still working in Mexico while under contract to WWF, and was also simultaneously appearing in a Mexican telenovela aimed at children called "El abuelo y yo". Born in Santiago, Cuba[2] of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Subsequent to that, Konnan tag-teamed with Smiley against Disco Inferno and Malice for three matches between December 8–13, 2002, and won all three.[15]. 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. Use the HTML below. A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. 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]. I was wrestling three times in one day on many weekends. The Kru, apparently undivided, celebrated together following the match. On the April 8, 2006 episode of Impact!, Konnan faced Armstrong in an "Arm Wrestling Challenge"; the contest ended in a no-contest after LAX member Hernandez attacked Armstrong. In Impact he was formerly the manager of The Latin American Xchange (LAX) and currently serves as a member of the creative team. [17] In the end, the Max Moon character was given to Paul Diamond, who appeared as the character on the first episode of Monday Night Raw on January 11, 1993. [60] Konnan became the "first new voice" on the podcast network, which was started by Chris Jericho. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom. Konnan developed an increasingly hip-hop based gimmick and was nicknamed "K-Dogg." (1982). He appeared at ECW November to Remember on November 18, 1995, squashing Jason Knight. He had set a goal to qualify for the Junior Olympics in boxing, but he injured his shoulder in training, and was then deployed to the Middle East subsequent to the U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut on April 18, 1983. Chained to the perpetual Wheel of Pain, the helpless boy grows into a man, and after years of rigorous training as a fierce gladiator, Conan, now an unstoppable mountain of muscle, regains his precious freedom. Sullivan also praised Konnan highly: [He's] a fabulous performer and has a great mind for the wrestling business. [15] From March 2005 onwards, Konnan was also feuding with Vampiro and La Parka in AAA. [15] Konnan joined Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre (EMLL) later that year. With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character. Suddenly, a big roar (laughter) went up from another wrestler, Miguel Lopez, who wrestled as Rey Mysterio. No question the stand-out of the production in the acting department is James Earl Jones as the main baddie of the film. He has been particularly outspoken against what he sees as racism against Latino wrestlers in United States promotions – he butted heads with TNA over treatment of himself and Ron Killings, and WWE over issues regarding Latino wrestlers Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio, but he has also come into conflict with AAA over what he alleged was non-payment of talent. [52] He then levelled several accusations at AAA regarding non-payment of talent. And what about the Extended Version? Promising, in a promo at the start of the show, to defend his "Mexican Heavyweight Championship" against Psicosis the next week.
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