Major Backstage News On Konnan & TNA Inside

Ryan Clark

Konnan was released from the hospital on Saturday. Doctors believe Konnan’s newly donated kidney has been saved. Unlike Ron Killings, Konnan will not be returning to TNA despite the company’s attempt to broker a deal for his return.

We reported last night that TNA had tried to put together a deal that would mark the return of Konnan to the promotion. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince Russo tried to broker a deal for Konnan to return to TNA. Konnan claims TNA owes him $12,000 for six months worth of doing Spanish announcing he did for the company. TNA claims Konnan owes the promotion $16,000 for the loan TNA extended to him for his replacement surgery. At one point, Konnan wrote TNA a letter requesting a raise since he was discriminated against. TNA took it as blackmail, and forwarded the the letter to HBO, who was set to interview Konnan for Real Sports, to follow up a 2003 piece on deaths in wrestling. As a result, HBO decided against interviewing Konnan from his hospital bed.

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