Konnan Talks About WWE Wanting To Buy Mexico’s AAA Promotion Back In 2007



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AAA booker Konnan spoke with former WWE creative executive Court Bauer on this week’s episode of MLW Radio and talked about WWE attempting to buy Mexico’s AAA promotion back in 2007. Bauer talked about WWE’s plans for international expansion in 2007:

“They went in there [Mexico] with big, big ambitious plans a few years ago. They wanted to do a lot of business down in Mexico and then obviously those plans scaled back and they haven’t run in two or so years down there.”

Konnan, AAA’s matchmaker, offered an inside perspective on what took place during the negotiations between WWE and AAA:

“I know exactly what happened because we had to live through it. We had a meeting. I’ve never talked about this. We had somebody from WWE actually come and having a meeting with me and Dorian, who is the son of the owner. We had a meeting with somebody from WWE and they came and offered to buy AAA. He was really cool. He was like, ‘We want to buy AAA.’ Dorian was like, ‘We’re not really for sale, but we’ll listen.’”

“They wanted to buy 51% of the company. I was like, ‘Dude, do not do that because these [guys], the minute they don’t like something, they’re going to get rid of us.’ I said why doesn’t Vince just buy 50% or 49%? They said Vince doesn’t like to go into partnership with anybody and doesn’t want to be asking for permission for anything. I asked what would happen to us. They said, ‘As you can see, we’re having trouble running WWE as it is and we’re trying to expand into Europe. We don’t really know what we’re doing in Mexico, so you guys would stay in power.’”

“We excused ourselves to go to the bathroom and I said that’s BS. The minute we do something they don’t like, they’re going to change it and there’s nothing we can do about it. We can’t give them this type of power, which he understood. He told them we wouldn’t sell that much of the company.”

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