Wrestling legend Konnan has credited WWE head of creative Triple H with the blossoming relationship with the company and AAA.
In July 2022, Triple H was appointed WWE’s Head of Creative and Head of Talent Relations, implementing various changes that have been well-received by fans. He has brought back fan-favourite wrestlers like Bray Wyatt and pushed previously discarded talent, such as LA Knight. His tenure has been very well received and fans have baulked at the potential return of Vince McMahon to the promotion.
Months later, at AAA’s Triplemania XXX event, Lucha Libre Icon Rey Mysterio made a shock appearance, much to the delight of the crowd. The former WWE Champion appeared on screen with a pre-recorded video, thanking the fans for coming out to huge thirtieth anniversary of the promotions landmark event.
This was the first time Mysterio had appeared at the event after signing for the WWE in 2002. It showed a huge move by WWE to improve relations with the further wrestling world, indicating a change in regime from the switchover from Vince McMahon to Triple H.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc, Konnan gave all the credit for letting Mysterio appear at the event firmly on Triple H’s shoulders. He credited The Game for letting him appear at the show, noting that Vince McMahon had rejected the request for the past 15 years or more.
“For around, I’m not kidding, 15 years plus, I would ask Rey Mysterio, almost like Charlie Brown and Lucy with the football every year, I would ask Rey to ask Vince McMahon if he could send a promo for our TripleMania show, or show up. And the answer was always no. He only asked Triple H once. He said yes. He sent the video to open up TripleMania this year, and bro, it was a humongous pop.”
Mysterio first wrestled for AAA between 1992 to 1995. He returned to the company in 2015 after his WWE release.
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