Konnan opens up about his real-life heat with former WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel

WCW Legend Konnan spoke to former WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel about his real-life heat.

After starting his career with MLW, Curtis Axel, son of Curt Hennig (aka Mr. Perfect), joined WWE in 2008. He spent 13 years with the Stamford-based promotion, during which time he won the Intercontinental Championship and the Tag Team Titles twice. Despite this, the company released him from his contract in April 2020 due to budget cuts. Although he returned as a backstage producer last April, WWE let him go a few months later.

Konnan spoke to Axel about his real-life heat on Keepin’ It 100 after a fan asked him why Mr. Perfect’s son called him a “washy dude.”

“What happened when I was doing MLW, he was like he was on a tag team with someone. I forgot who it was. And he had another name [Curtis Axel]. So I said he had no charisma, which he didn’t have. And I didn’t see much of his father’s talent in him, which I didn’t, and I wasn’t wrong, because where is he right now? (…) And I think I might have tweeted it or something, so of course he was mad, so he said that,” Konnan said. (0:36 – 1:27)

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Konnan also recently detailed his real-life confrontation with WWE’s Sheamus in a bar. Read his comments here.


Konnan wrestled WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect in WCW

Between 1997 and 2000, Konnan and Mr. Perfect shared the ring several times while working at WCW. They had their last singles match at WCW Thunder in July 1999, which ended in Konnan’s loss.

On the same episode of Keepin’ It 100, Konnan opened up about his relationship with Curtis Axel’s father.

“Curt treated me too well to say that. We had a great relationship and I remember when we were doing that thing he was really down and we had some really good, really good talks and he broke off the funk. I love Curt,” he said. (1:31 – 1:45)

“Yo yo yo, lemme speak on ‘dis..ORALE!”..one of WCW ‘s best mic masters, Konnan circa-1999. https://t.co/Khc5NkaBLx

Konnan believes Zelina Vega is an upgrade for a top SmackDown faction. Read his comments here.

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