Konnan addressed Bobby Fish’s recent comments about being underutilized in AEW at the latest “Keepin’ It 100” podcast:
“I’ve said it a million times before. I have no problems about repeating myself. Tony Khan appeals to me. I enjoy chatting to Tony because he shares my interests in football, college basketball (not many people like college basketball), college football, and wrestling. We appreciate the same movies, comedies, and he has a great sense of humor. I try not to discuss too much about his business with him because I don’t want him to believe I’m trying to get a job.”
“But I’ll tell you something, dude. I was backstage in AEW the past few times I went, and I won’t even mention who the wrestler was, a very dear buddy of mine. It was approximately a year ago, and there were a lot of WWE guys coming in, as well as a lot of new folks, and it was the first time the originals were being pushed to the side. Because you can image how Sonny Kiss, Joey Janella, and all the other guys who were there at the beginning but don’t see much of them anymore feel when all these new people arrive. But that was inevitable.
You’ll utilize bigger fish when you obtain them.” ‘Is this what WCW was like?’ he questioned. ‘This is precisely how WCW started to become,’ I say, and he goes, ‘Oh (bleep).’
“Then, dude, the last time I was there, you have no clue how many people came up to me and complained about the booking.” They were dissatisfied with how they were being exploited. They were outspoken about it. It’s sort of hilarious because our dude, I don’t believe he gives (bleep), got up in front of everyone in catering and said, ‘Yeah, thank God Konnan is here.’ Perhaps they’ll hire someone who knows how to book logically.’ ‘Bro, ixnay that,’ I said. I’m not seeking for work.’ So, yes, people are beginning to discuss.”