|This is pretty much the CMLL playbook. It is absolutely nothing new for the company to tell promoters that using guys on the enemies list would mean losing out on booking CMLL guys. Konnan was put on the enemies list in 1992 for jumping to AAA when that promotion formed while he was CMLL's top technico. To this day he has never been forgiven. When CMLL was using Rey, Juvi, and Nicho (Psychosis from WCW who couldn't use the name in Mexico because AAA owned the gimmick in that country) in 2001 and 2002 after WCW closed down, one night they brought Konnan with them to Arena Mexico in the hope of mending fences and getting their friend work there. Konnan was immediately booted out of the arena with the warning to not return. When Konnan started wrestling again in Mexico around that time but had not yet reconciled with Antonio Pena and AAA, CMLL would not let any of its affiliated local promoters book him with the understanding that doing so would mean losing out on CMLL guys for an indefinite period.
Last edited on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 02:09 am by tamalie