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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2019 08:03 pm
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Konnan was with CMLL at the time because Antonio Pena was booker there and hadn't broken away to form AAA yet with Konnan as his main star. Business was on fire and the economy was in good shape which enabled Konnan as a top star to make big money and enjoy the life of a celebrity. For him, staying made more sense at the time than leaving. The Mexican economy collapsed in late 1994 with the Peso getting devalued. That provided the incentive for Konnan to come stateside along with so many other luchadors and foreigners who saw their big paydays vanish quickly. Supposedly the WWF was very unhappy with him about the way he left behind the Max Moon gimmick following a lot of time, money, and effort to develop the gimmick. The push Paul Diamond got was not what was in mind for Konnan. Supposedly a grudge was held that played at least a partial role in Konnan never getting a WWE shot before his body gave way in the mid 2000s.