As a man who spent a number of years wrestling in WCW and working with TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, Konnan has seen his fair share of backstage turmoil. So what does the former United States Champion think when he looks across at the chaos which seems to have followed AEW for much of 2022?
After years of relative calm since All Elite Wrestling was created in early 2019, the situation changed dramatically throughout the summer of 2022. Reports of backstage unrest began to emerge, while it was suggested that some stars were looking across at a now-Triple h led WWE wondering whether it might be time to make a move. After a series of controversies around the likes of MJF, Sammy Guevara, Eddie Kingston, CM Punk and Hangman Adam Page, things came to a head in spectacular fashion in the hours after AEW All Out.
At the post-how media scrum CM Punk launched an astonishing verbal assault on Page, Colt Cabana, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. This resulted in a physical confrontation backstage and a number of suspensions, while it is believed that Punk will never wrestle for the company again.
Unprofessional Attitude Prevalent In AEW
During a recent episode of his Keepin It 100 podcast, Konnan commented on the situation and the immature attitude he sees ruling the roost in the AEW locker room. The former WCW star said that some people need to be let go, and new ground rules established for those that remain.
“There’s a very immature, very unprofessional high school attitude that is very prevalent. I just think that if it was Punk, if it’s Jericho, if it’s Moxley, if it’s Danielson, if it’s Arn Anderson, if it’s who it is, they just need to get rid of some people; and the people that want to stay, read them the ground rules.”
Konnan has previously appeared in AEW, but hasn’t featured since June 2021.
H/t to Wrestling Inc