Combining the high-flying prowess of the Lucha Libre style with the bulk of a heavyweight has propelled this renegade to
many wrestling championships including the U.S. Mexican National Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.
is a street-smart tough guy often heard shouting his favorite phrase, Viva La Raza (Long live the Hood!).
His entrance to the wrestling profession stemmed from his first love, boxing... A member of the U.S. Navy Boxing Team,
Konnan used his size and swiftness to make competitors beg for mercy... This combination and a penchant for bodybuilding
led him to the ring in Mexico where he emerged as the No. 1 wrestling star in AAA... Early in his career, wrestled as
"Konnan El Barbaro" before dropping "The Barbarian" to be just Konnan... He wore a mask early in his career, but lost it in
a match with Perro Aguayo... Came to World Championship Wrestling (from Extreme Championship Wrestling) in 1996, as part of
the Luchodor invasion... Won the WCW United States Championship from One Man Gang at SuperBrawl in February of 1996, which
he held for several months before losing it to Ric Flair at Bash at the Beach that July... Wrestled as part of the nWo, then
the nWo Wolfpac... Defeated Chris Jericho to become the WCW World Television Champion, a title he later lost to Scott
Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Konnan's fiery background makes him a force to be reckoned with in the ring...
Background as bodybuilder and boxer accounts for brute strength, which he uses to intimidate his competition... Backgound as
luchadore wrestler in Mexico, so mixes strength with arsenol of high-flying moves... Not afraid to speak his mind in (
or out of) the ring, and uses this as an intimidation factor to his opponents.
Did You Know?
Konnan was an actor in Mexico, performing in television commercials and soap operas... He was a member of Los Gringos Locos, a
legendary heel group that included Eddie Guerrero, Love Machine Art Barr and Madonna's ex-boyfriend (Louie Spicolli)... He
wrestled briefly for the WWF as the masked Max Moon... There was a midget wrestler styled after him called Micro Konnan...
Put out a rap album when he was living in Mexico years ago and toured around the country promoting it... Was one of the most
recognized celebrities in Mexico... Founded the short-lived Promo Azteca company... Member of The Dungeon on Doom, the nWo
and the nWo Wolfpac.