Konnan Says Alberto Del Rio Nearly Quit WWE Before Being Called Up To The Main Roster

- Mister Saint Laurent reporting:

AAA matchmaker Konnan and MLW President/former WWE Creative Executive Court Bauer joined Mister Saint Laurent for a special bonus MLW.com podcast presented by AdamEve.com. Konnan spoke of Alberto Del Rio’s desire to quit WWE before being called up to the main roster.

“The trainers over at FCW told me that when [Del Rio] came in, he was terrible. He said basically, I’m not making any money here [in developmental], I’m going home. My wife is pregnant and I’m out. I’m going back to Mexico.”

“John Laurinaitis told one of the trainers, we’re going to be inducting Mil Mascaras into the Hall of Fame and we kind of want someone to induct him. We need to push a Latino guy. Just put him on the road and see how he does.”

You can listen to part 3 of the Konnan & Court Bauer conversation presented by AdamEve.com for FREE at www.MLW.com and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio) and StitcherRadio.com

Other topics include:

-Konnan’s thoughts on small guys changing the wrestling business

-Konnan reinventing himself in WCW for the American audience

-Konnan and Court offer their thoughts on racism in wrestling

-What the WCW shark tank atmosphere was like

-Thoughts on WWE’s Sin Cara

-Kevin Nash’s philosophy on smaller wrestlers

-Why WCW should have kept Rey Mysterio’s mask on

-More crazy Teddy Hart stories

MLW Radio is a new podcast series that’s being produced in conjunction with the MLW Digital Project, which is currently underway and includes the relaunching of www.MLW.com, the MLW tape library going online and several more yet to be announced features. You can find out more at www.MLW.com and www.Facebook.com/MajorLeagueWrestling

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  • Chris

    So Del Rio only has a job so that they could induct Mascaras? How lucky that’s his uncle, eh?

    Way to undermine Del Rio there. I’m not a huge fan, but this just stinks of two people trying to drag down someone else.

    • AJG316

      This makes me wonder if they will fire him anytime soon

      • jake

        You don't put the WWE title on someone twice if you plan on firing him.

  • Jessie Skys

    ADR’s a big jerk!

  • Ricky Valdez

    Del too in my opinion is among the best in the business, I would be doing everything I could to keep him in wwe if it was up to me.

  • XKonn247

    I’m getting tired of Konnan. He’s been burying guys none stop recently. His career has wound down and he’s pathetically grasping at straws to stay relevant

  • Jman72485

    That sucks for ADR. Having been pushed just for inducting his uncle into the hall of fame. If they wanted a mexican superstar to do it they should just gone with Rey whose already estblished himself in the WWE. Plus I read his book and it says that Rey got to meet Mil Mascars without the mask, which is considered a huge honor in mexico, since Mil really never took it off in public. He was old school like el santo!