On a previous episode of his “Keepin’ It 100” podcast, Konnan stated that plans for Kenny Omega to compete at AAA TripleMania fell through because AEW would not allow it.
In an effort to clarify his original statement, Konnan spoke with Wrestling Inc and explained that plans were never officially “locked in,” despite clearing it with AEW President Tony Khan prior to the event.
Omega was reportedly pulled from the show by AEW, citing his suspension from the backstage brawl following AEW’s All Out post-show media scrum.
Konnan said, “[Omega] has always been very open and honest with me. All of a sudden I was like, do you think you’re going to be able to make Triplemania? Then he said, ‘Well, just ask Tony.’ I did ask Tony. Tony said, ‘Yeah, you can use him, but I’m not going to be doing anything with him that day.’ We never really got it officially locked in, if you will. Then all of a sudden the fight broke out. When I asked him again, I go, ‘Do you think, because of all the bulls**t that happened, you’ll still be able to come to Triplemania?’ He goes, ‘Nah, man, I’ve been suspended, and I can’t.’ So that’s exactly what happened.”
Omega is still suspended due to his involvement in the post-AEW All Out backstage brawl that involved himself, CM Punk, The Young Bucks, and Ace Steel.
TripleMania XXX: Mexico City is set to take place on October 15th.