Conan el Bárbaro. , In August 2014, Konnan had his left hip replaced. Born in Santiago, Cuba of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent.  The reunion occurred during an Inner Circle party in Las Vegas. , Returning to World Wrestling All-Stars in November and December 2002, Konnan defeated Norman Smiley twice in singles matches on November 28 and 29, 2002, and won in three minutes against Nate Webb on December 6, 2002, at WWA The Retribution in Glasgow. The film was produced in the wake of the successes of Star Wars and Excalibur when fantasy-genre films were in vogue. In Mexico, Konnan was the first-ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, and was the leader of the Foreign Legion in AAA when they were the top stable. On October 7, 2011, Konnan and Nicho el Millonario, wrestling as La Sociedad lost by DQ to El Mesias and Extreme Tiger in an event for Promociones MV held at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. After meeting Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) booker Paul Heyman while on a wrestling tour of Singapore, Konnan joined ECW in 1995 and feuded with The Sandman. Universal released "Conan: The Barbarian", directed by John Milius and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, based on the original character created by Robert E. Howard. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom. He, El Mariachi and Kafu defeated Derek Sanders, Oliver John and Vaquero Fantasma at an event taking place at the Santa Cruz County Fair in Watsonville, California. Konnan and Killings became increasingly frustrated, at one point referring to themselves as the "2Live Kru". Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? In June, Konnan left TNA, as did Ron Killings.  After the match, a young boy—introduced as Konnan's brother—entered the ring crying and handed Konnan his mask back, generating considerable bonhomie towards Konnan from the sympathetic crowd. , Billed as El Centurión ("The Centurion"), Ashenoff debuted for the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) on January 6, 1988. During a career spanning almost three decades, he has wrestled for independent and national promotions in the United States and Mexico, and held fifteen title belts in nine promotions. Lopez/Mysterio explained to Carlos that Roberts was just a nutty fan, always in the front row, but that he did nothing involved with managing or agent-ing or anything else in the business. Suddenly, a big roar (laughter) went up from another wrestler, Miguel Lopez, who wrestled as Rey Mysterio. Following the sale of WCW, Konnan returned to wrestling for multiple independent promotions. He had set a goal to qualify for the Junior Olympics in boxing, but he injured his shoulder in training, and was then deployed to the Middle East subsequent to the U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut on April 18, 1983.  Konnan defeated Killer on February 2, 1996 in Querétaro to become the first ever AAA Heavyweight Champion. When Richard formally adopted Carlos, he listed Carlos’ legal name as Charles Ashenoff. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Konnan returned to WCW on a full-time basis on the January 22, 1996 edition of Nitro. 25 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the, Ranked No. James and Ron Killings, and in July 2003 the trio formed a heroic alliance known as the 3Live Kru. Instead of apologizing, Konnan turned heel by leading Armstrong into an ambush at the hands of Apolo and the debuting Homicide. Conan is a pre-teen among a small tribe of warriors. I write, produce, act as agent, and international liaison for talent. 's father, Bob Armstrong, that he was a "hothead" and invited Armstrong to accompany him backstage for an apology. He stated that “Unfortunately there has never been lucha libre in the South Bay, there has never been lucha libre for la raza.  Konnan wrestled what appears to be his final match to date on September 15, 2013, in a six-man tag match.  Konnan gave several interviews about the drug abuse problem in pro wrestling around that time, most notably to the New York Daily News, which indicated that Konnan believed his "hip degenerated after years of steroid abuse and the physical toll of his sport, and...painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs ruined [his] kidney.  In March 2008, Konnan sued TNA for racism and discrimination, alleging that while the company said that they would help pay for his hip replacement surgery, they did not. and Kip James. As a result, he became a face and teamed with Misterio to fight the nWo. , Konnan was still working in Mexico while under contract to WWF, and was also simultaneously appearing in a Mexican telenovela aimed at children called "El abuelo y yo". He has been particularly outspoken against what he sees as racism against Latino wrestlers in United States promotions – he butted heads with TNA over treatment of himself and Ron Killings, and WWE over issues regarding Latino wrestlers Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio, but he has also come into conflict with AAA over what he alleged was non-payment of talent. That same month, Konnan became the TNA Impact! Konnan developed an increasingly hip-hop based gimmick and was nicknamed "K-Dogg." Konnan then became the first-ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion later that year by winning a tournament consisting of four matches at four events: an eight-man elimination match for the first round on May 24, 1991; a four-man battle royal quarterfinal on May 31; a two-out-of-three falls semifinal match on June 7; and finally, a two-out-of-three falls match against Cien Caras at EMLL Super Viernes in Mexico City on June 9, 1991.. Conan the Barbarian A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. He was forced into it." My favorite scene is one in which Conan, newly liberated, stumbles into a cavern of sorts and meets the figure who will become his "god", Crom, and there finds a sword.Some aspects of the Milius Conan do come off dated. On his 24th birthday, he had his official debut match at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana....within 14 months, he had already won his first mask versus, Konnan defended the title with either James or Killings under the, This was a triangle match that also included. Ashenoff returned to San Diego, and received an honorable discharge.  He wrestled again as El Relámpago the following night against Luis Mendieta.. The Kru first wrestled as a unit on August 13, 2003, defeating The New Church (Sinn, Vampire Warrior and Tempest).  He returned again on March 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, defeating Louie Spicolli in a WWF Superstars dark match.  Konnan defeated One Man Gang for the United States Heavyweight Championship on January 29, 1996. Konnan's tag-team record was much better: Konnan went 6-0 teamed with Nathan Jones (exclusively against the team of Lenny Lane and Lodi, better-known formerly as The West Hollywood Blondes in WCW) between November 27 - December 11, 2001.  Shortening his ring name to simply "Konnan", he feuded with Cien Caras. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. While with TNA, Konnan also returned to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, making his first appearance at AAA Sin Limite - Guerra De Titanes 2004 on May 12, 2004. Matt Benaka, Earl Oliver, Andrew Zadarnowski, John Solo and Joe Dean. Written by , On November 17, 2020, Konnan returned to TNT for the first time in two decades when he appeared on an episode of AEW Dynamite. Robert E. Howard (1906-1936), writer of pulp genre fiction in the late 1920's to early 1930's, had a vision or dream of a Celtic-Barbarian warrior. The Kru, apparently undivided, celebrated together following the match. And what about the Extended Version? In Cover Date Need a fuzzy … He continued to wrestle with La Legión until February 2010. View production, box office, & company info. They appear to live a relatively happy and carefree existence until they are ransacked by a group of blood-thirsty warriors sporting superior armor and inferior moral codes led by an evil wizard-warrior who has a fetish for snakes, Thulsa Doom. Konnan made his WWF debut on September 1, 1992 in Hershey, Pennsylvania during a Superstars taping under the name The Comet Kid when he pinned Barry Horowitz. , Back in AAA, following interference from Jake Roberts, Konnan lost a two out of three falls retirement match by count-out to Caras at Triplemanía I on April 30, 1993 in front of 48,000 fans in Mexico City, setting the all-time attendance record for a Mexican wrestling event. ", There was also some locker room tension over the costs associated with the costume, Konnan's perceived attitude, and Konnan also was missing tapings because he was more successful in Mexico and was not focusing on WWF. Konnan also broke the pro wrestling attendance record in Los Angeles when he headlined AAA's first Los Angeles event and the company had a sell-out, turn-away crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, "KONNAN Talks AEW, WWE, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Libre & More!  During his appearance, Konnan reunited with former LAX members Santana and Ortiz, both of whom were now wrestling for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and were also members of Chris Jericho's wrestling stable Inner Circle. On June 4 in Verano de Escándalo, Konnan returned to the AAA helping Jeff Jarrett win the AAA Mega Championship against Rey Wagner and Rey Mysterio Jr. before being faced by Fénix. Legend has it that in this dream and/or vision the warrior identified himself as Conan and confronted Howard, instructing him to write his stories. He has also worked as a manager, color commentator, booker, and creative consultant, primarily for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). I am also on TV as one of the main managers for heels." Some of the acting is a bit "funny" although fantasy adventures set in mythical times don't always require the best acting. After making his debut for UWA, Konnan wrestled for the UWA Heavyweight title against El Canek at UWA 14 on January 29, 1989, and wrestled six- and eight-man tag matches intermittently for the promotion until 1994, with the likes of Dos Caras, Mascara Sagrada, and others. While with TNA, Konnan also returned to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, making his first appearance at AAA Sin Limite - Guerra De Titanes 2004 on May 12, 2004. On November 26, the Kru defeated Simon Diamond, Johnny Swinger and Glenn Gilberti in a six-man tag team match with the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championships on the line. In 1981 (when he graduated a year early from Miami Senior High School), he was arrested and charged as a juvenile with credit card theft and motorcycle theft. Konnan wrestled his last official match for AAA on October 1, 2010, a three-on-two Handicap Hardcore match pitting Joe Lider and Nicho el Millonario as La Hermandad Extrema against the threesome of Damian 666, Halloween and Konnan as La Sociedad. Sullivan also praised Konnan highly: [He's] a fabulous performer and has a great mind for the wrestling business. Konnan was not showing up for WWF events due to his rising fame in Mexico, and his supposed "bad attitude" and heat from fellow WWF workers lead to a very strained relationship with McMahon, who had invested heavily in the Max Moon character, both financially and creatively, up until that point. Will Conan avenge his parents? De los Santos took one look at the 215-pound bodybuilder and did the classic double-take –– what the hell is this guy doing here, and, how quickly can I get this guy in the ring. In AAA, he made his first appearance with La Legión Extranjera (with Chessman & Ron Killings) on May 1, 2006, losing to El Zorro, Octagon & Vampiro Canadiense at AAA Sin Limite. wrestling this time as The Latin Fury, he defeated The Heartbreaker. Use the HTML below. After feuding with nWo member Lex Luger, Konnan and Mysterio, Jr. were defeated by The Outsiders at SuperBrawl IX, with The Outsiders removing Mysterio's mask in the process. On July 14 in Querétaro, Konnan and his group MAD make their debut, but were interrupted by La Parka, starting a rivalry.  His reign lasted until December 28, 1998, when he lost to nWo Hollywood member Scott Steiner on Nitro following interference from Buff Bagwell. Outside of wrestling, Konnan is also an occasional rapper. Additionally, he and the LAX began a storyline that saw them refuse to wrestle (as well as himself and Moody Jack refuse to commentate), claiming that Latinos were discriminated against within TNA. In September 2014, Konnan was announced as one of the AAA wrestlers to star in the El Rey network's new television series Lucha Underground.  In the first season, he appeared as the manager of Prince Puma and claimed responsibility for bringing Fénix, Pentagón Jr. and Drago into the promotion. (Thulsa Doom is a Howard creation, but he appeared as an adversary of Kull, not Conan.) Konnan introduced himself and explained how he was brought here by his manager/agent, John Roberts. The amount of work was incredible. Despite having left TNA in June 2007, Konnan did not wrestle for AAA until October, and only wrestled in four matches during the remainder of the year, due to his aforementioned surgeries. Konnan recollected, "Wrestling was so hot in Mexico, because they had lifted this 30-year ban on wrestling on TV in Mexico City. , After a no-contest match against Sandman on January 12, 2002 at XPW New Year's Revolution 2, Konnan then went to World Wrestling Council, where he won the World Wrestling Council World Tag Team Championship with Carly Colón, defeating Thunder and Lightning on May 26, 2002. " He would reiterate the issue on his podcast some years later He successfully underwent kidney transplant surgery on July 23, 2007.. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Konnan then defeated The Convict at High Impact Wrestling's HIW Summer Invasion 2012 at Treaty Grounds in La Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada on August 23, 2012. From March 2005 onwards, Konnan was also feuding with Vampiro and La Parka in AAA. Cover Date: April 2020. In February 2016, Konnan stated that he had lost his creative position in AAA and was now merely a consultant for the promotion.  Shortly after returning from suspension and reforming the Filthy Animals, Konnan was sidelined once again, this time with a legitimately torn triceps muscle, damaged when Van Hammer threw Juventud Guerrera at him during a match and Guerrera's elbow connected with Konnan's upper arm as he attempted to catch him. Putting him with us, he just lost all the steam he had. [note 1]. On the November 30, 1998 episode of Nitro, Konnan defeated Chris Jericho for the World Television Championship. Although you could never make a case that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a great actor, he seems the perfect choice for the part. As he was becoming more popular in Mexico, he was not as focused on making it in America. He chose the latter, joining the United States Navy. Violent but occasionally tender, I do think it does justice to Howard.  After a brief run, the character was abandoned. He and Mysterio formed an alliance with Master P and his No Limit Soldiers and fought with The West Texas Rednecks. Hair match against Vampiro Canadiense. In that same interview, he teased the then-upcoming deal that would lead to Lucha Underground.  Konnan became the "first new voice" on the podcast network, which was started by Chris Jericho. Spanish color commentator. But, with the image of the blood-soaked raid etched on his mind, Conan teams up with Subotai, the Hyrkanian thief, and Valeria, the Queen of the Bandits, and embarks on a peril-laden journey to the mysterious Mountain of Power, and the impregnable Snake Cult Temple. , On June 12, 2010, in a Four Way Elimination Match for the vacant AAA Parejas Increibles Tag Team Title, Cibernetico & Konnan defeated Dr. Wagner Jr. and Silver Cain, Electroshock & Super Fly, and LA Par-K & La Parka to become the champions. In 1991, EMLL changed its name officially to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).  When the two halves of the nWo reunited in January 1999, Konnan was thrown out of the nWo for standing up for Rey Misterio, Jr and was attacked by Lex Luger. Conan el Bárbaro. , Konnan then made a series of appearances for independent promotions again, beginning with his only appearance as a performer for El Hijo de Perro Aguayo's promotion Perros del Mal on November 6, 2010. He then wrestled a match with Damian Steele on October 13, 2001. Charles Ashenoff (born Carlos Santiago Espada Moises; January 6, 1964), better known by his ring name, Konnan, is a Cuban professional wrestling personality, manager and former professional wrestler. On May 1, 2006, he made his first appearance with La Legión Extranjera (with Chessman and Ron Killings), losing to El Zorro, Octagon and Vampiro Canadiense at AAA Sin Limite. He first went to Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW), where he took part in a tournament for the then-vacant XPW Television title on August 25, 2001. Throughout early 2005, the Kru feuded with Michael Shane and Kazarian, Team Canada and The Naturals. Finally they will be able to see the lucha libre that they watch on television live here a few minutes from their home.”, In early 2007, Konnan underwent hip replacement surgery, and his appearances in TNA from then on saw him frequently using a wheelchair. , While still part of WCW, Konnan was contacted by talent scout Pat Patterson on New Year's Eve 1990, which led to a meeting with Vince McMahon, where the initial idea for what became Max Moon was discussed. Nick Riganas. A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country. A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. The film more or less works on its own terms. At Final Resolution on January 15, 2006, Konnan and Homicide defeated The Naturals. James brought Kip James and the 3Live Kru to ringside, then asked Killings and Konnan whether James could join the stable. WCW was sold to WWE five days later, on March 23. , Konnan wrestled in a six-man, two out of three falls, tag team match as Konnan El Barbaro ("Konnan the Barbarian") with Lizmark and Yoshihiro Asai against As Charro, Indio Yori & Negro Casas on February 3, 1989 for World Wrestling Association. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. Probably the saving force is the incredible acting of James Earl Jones which makes up for the weaknesses of some of the other talent. , The next day, when he appeared at a WWF Superstars taping in Worcester, Massachusetts against The Mercenary, he was renamed El Relámpago. The most memorable line of the film, "Crush your enemies. Konnan joined the New World Order (nWo) on July 14, 1997. ", "Konnan talks about Hogan, Luger, Bischoff, Nash", "TripleMania: Mexico's answer to WrestleMania", "WCW United States Heavyweight Title history / Americas title history", "Inside the Dungeon of Doom: Kevin Sullivan on wrestling's wackiest group", "WWC - World Wrestling Council (Puerto Rico) World Heavyweight/Universal Heavyweight Title July 21, 1982 - Present", Viva la Lucha!!! La Sociedad defeated Charlie Haas, Super Crazy & Tony Wilson at PDM The War at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. , Later in 1994, Konnan began a storyline where he betrayed his tag team partner, Perro Aguayo, and formed a heel alliance known as Los Gringos Locos with Eddie Guerrero, Art Barr and Madonna's Boyfriend. Following a heated argument between the still skeptical Konnan and B.G., both Killings and Konnan gave their assent, and the "'4Live Kru" was born. He appeared at ECW November to Remember on November 18, 1995, squashing Jason Knight. Its the most quoted line from the film.One of the striking aspects of this film, after having seen it for the first time in over 20 years, is that the violence is relatively head-turning. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. , After basic training, Carlos was relocated to San Diego, and assigned to a destroyer in the Pacific Fleet – the USS Cape Cod (AD-43).
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