Konnan has called out AEW stars Bandido and RUSH for abusing their power, ahead of AAA TripleMania XXXI in Tijuana.
Both Bandido and RUSH appear to have cut ties with the Lucha Libre AAA promotion. Konnan previously stated that he would no longer book Bandido if the luchador worked the June 2 Crash Lucha Libre show, which he did.
RUSH announced his AAA departure on June 10, stating that he and his father La Bestia del Ring have left the promotion.
Speaking on his K100 podcast, Konnan argued that a lot of wrestlers get a big head after they find success in the US.
Commenting on the Bandido situation, Konnan said:
“(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**king phone.
“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**king forget.”
Calling RUSH out for being unprofessional, Konnan stated:
“(RUSH) 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.
“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**king 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**king 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**king power and they do s**t like this.”
RUSH last wrestled for AEW on the May 24 Rampage taping.
Following previous reports that RUSH’s AEW absence was due to visa issues, it was reported that it is believed that his AEW deal is up soon.
As of writing, RUSH still has a profile on the official AEW roster page.
Bandido recently confirmed that he suffered a broken wrist in his match against Konosuke Takeshita at the June 14 Rampage taping.
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