Konnan Threatens To Quit TNA – Backstage Details

Ryan Clark

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Konnan had a confrontation with Jeff Jarrett at last week’s Impact tapings. Konnan basically demanded that that TNA give him a raise or he’ll quit.

Jarrett was trying to get Konnan to sign the new converted contracts in which TNA books all its contracted guys for their respective indy dates and then they get a quarterly lump sum check. Konnan refused to switch over because he wants to control his Mexico bookings (AAA controls that), not to mention his Lucha Libre style independent bookings in North America.

Konnan’s argument was that he signed his contract when he wasn’t being used well (when he was a member of 3Live Kru). Now that he’s managing one of the company’s top acts in LAX, doing the Spanish announcing, not to mention that he set up the bookings for a recent show in Mexico, he wanted a substantial raise. Jarrett felt both sides signed a contract in good faith and it wasn’t in good faith for him to want to re-negotiate a contract in the middle of the term. Konnan said that if he didn’t get a raise, he would work full-time in Mexico.

TNA has offered Konnan a raise, but their is still the impasse regarding TNA wanting full control of booking him in Mexico.

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