- Born: 01/06/1964 in Santiago, Cuba
- Birthname: Carlos Santiago Espada Moises
- Height & Weight: 5'11", 250 Ib
- WCW United States Championship
- WCW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Rey Mysterio, Jr. (1) and Billy Kidman (1)
- WCW World Television Championship
During a career spanning almost three decades, he has wrestled for independent and national promotions in the United States and Mexico, and held fifteen title belts in nine promotions. He has also worked as a manager, color commentator, booker, and creative consultant, primarily for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA).
He is best-known to United States audiences for his run in World Championship Wrestling as part of the nWo stable and as part of The Filthy Animals. He also created The 3Live Kru for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in the early 2000s and later the Latin American Xchange (LAX) stable there as well.
In Mexico, Konnan was the first-ever CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, and was the leader of the Foreign Legion in AAA when they were the top stable. At one point he was referred to as “The Mexican Hulk Hogan” for breaking attendance records across the country, and Konnan still holds the all-time attendance record in Mexico City as well as cities including Tijuana, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Torreon, Hermosillo and Nuevo Laredo.
Konnan also broke the pro wrestling attendance record in Los Angeles when he headlined AAA’s first Los Angeles event and the company had a sell-out, turn-away crowd at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. He was also involved in the creation of Lucha Underground, where he was supposed to serve as a writer and producer, but ended up in an on-camera role as manager to Prince Puma throughout the first season.
Konnan is known to be outspoken, and in the last decade, he has been openly critical of promotions that he feels have mistreated either him personally or the talent in general. He has been particularly outspoken against what he sees as racism against Latino wrestlers in United States promotions – he butted heads with TNA over treatment of himself and Ron Killings, and WWE over issues regarding Latino wrestlers Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio, but he has also come into conflict with AAA over what he alleged was non-payment of talent.
vs. The Sandman
vs. Rey Mysterio
vs. Juventud Guerrera
w/ nWo Wolfpac vs. nWo Hollywood
vs. Lex Luger
vs. Disco Inferno
w/ The Filthy Animals vs. Misfits In Action
w/ The Filthy Animals vs. Natural Born Thrillers
w/ The Filthy Animals vs. Team Canada
w/ Authentic Luchadores vs. Jerry Lynn
w/ 3LiveKru vs. Elite Guard
w/ 3LiveKru vs. Team Canada
w/ 3LiveKru vs. Michael Shane & Kazarian
vs. Bob Armstrong
w/ LAX vs. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels
Other Notable Achievements
AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship
AAA Parejas Increibles Tag Team Championship – with Cibernético
IWC World Heavyweight Championship
Championship Wrestling USA Northwest Tag Championship – with Beetlejuice
CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
IWAS World Heavyweight Championship
IWAS World Tag Team Championship – with Rey Mysterio, Jr.
LAWA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
NWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with B.G. James and Ron Killings
WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship
WWC World Tag Team Championship – with Carly Colón