Wrestling legend Konnan has decided to lace up the boots for singles action once more. This time, he will be stepping into an MLW (Major League Wrestling) ring at Zero Hour on December 14 in Miami. The reigning MLW World Heavyweight Championship, Low Ki, will be his opponent.
The 54 year old luchador last stepped foot in the squared circle for a one-on-one bout in 2010, according to the Internet Wrestling Database. 2018 saw Konnan dabble in six-man action at Impact’s Bound for Glory and a Royal Rumble-style match in MLW’s Battle Riot.
Konnan is currently embroiled in a feud with Promociones Dorado, headed by Salina de la Renta. I watched MLW for the first time this week (That will be an article for another day), so I don’t know all the story details. From what I gather, Konnan warned Fenix and Pentagon to be wary of de la Renta. Low Ki is the main cog of Promociones Dorado, thus his beef with Konnan. More recently, Low Ki defended his championship by ripping the ear of Daga, who I believe was associated with Konnan.
In the latest episode of MLW Fusion (Episode 31), Konnan and Low Ki had words. Low Ki is looking for more trophies. What would be better than la bandera de Konnan? That led to a challenge that was accepted later in the show.
To spice it up even more, a no disqualification stipulation has been announced. That should be good practice for Konnan’s eventual showdown with Vampiro in AAA on a yet to be determined date.
I know I shouldn’t be excited, but I can’t help myself. There’s something about legends returning for a bad blood feud that will always light my fire. Low Ki vs Konnan won’t be a ring classic, but it should be a sports entertainment delight. No disqualifications gives them leeway to be wild and wacky.
The blockbuster main event will cap off a double Miami show from MLW. Never Say Never will be December 13, and Zero Hour will be December 14. Other feature bouts announced so far include:
Never Say Never
- World Tag Title Match: Hart Foundation (Two from Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr., & Brian Pillman Jr.) vs Lucha Bros (Pentagon & Fenix)
- No Ropes, No Holds Barred: Tom Lawlor vs Simon Gotch
- Falls Count Anywhere: PCO vs LA Park
- MJF vs Rush
- Shane Strickland vs Rich Swann
- The debut of Andrew Everett (vs TBA)
- No DQ World Heavyweight Title Match: Low Ki vs Konnan
- World Middleweight Title 4-way Ladder Match: MJF vs Kotto Brazil vs Jason Cade vs ???? (Marko Stunt has to be replaced after breaking his shin.)
What do you think of the cards? Is Konnan in the ring a selling point in 2018? Will Low Ki tear something more precious than an ear?