Charles Ashenoff

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Charles Ashenoff

Born

1/6/1965, Santiago de Cuba

Birth Name

Carlos Ashenoff

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Konnan el Barbaro, Maximillion Moves, Max Moon, K-Dogg, El Centurión, El Relámpago, K-Dawg, Konnan, Konan
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Biography

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Began wrestling career in January 6, 1987, his 23rd birthday.



He was trained by Super Astro,

Negro Casas, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Misterio, Sr.



He has wrestled in UWA of EMLL and he became the first CMLL heavyweight champ in 1991.



Then in 1996 he…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • On March 21, 2008, Konnan filed a lawsuit against his former employer TNA and it was found here Konnan Files Lawsuit Against TNA.

    • On October 7, 2007, Konnan made his return to action at the AAA Antonio Pena Memorial Cup gauntlet and he was the second to last man standing.
      This was his first match back since his transplant.

    • Konnan's kidney transplant that happened earlier this year (2007) has cause his body to retain water.
      He's been put on the drug Lasix to remove the water.

    • The character/gimmick Max Moon was his idea. He got it by watching something he saw in Japan.

    • He was not just a wrestler for Triple A and he was their head booker.
      And he was the booker for all the Mexican wrestlers in WCW as well with consent from the overall head booker Kevin Sullivan.

    • He is a former boxing champion. He won it in 1982 and 1983 for the California Middleweight Amateur Boxing promotion.

    • Before he became a wrestler, Konnan was a part of the Navy.

    • He says that backstage politics were the reason that killed the wrestling promotion WCW.

    • Konnan wrestled in ECW for one year in 1995 before leaving to go to WCW.

    • During his time as a full-time wrestler, he's had a few managers. They were Jimmy Hart, Kevin Sullivan, Torrie Wilson and Tygress.

    • He wrestled for the Mexican wrestling promotion Triple A from 1992-1996.

    • Konnan did not like the Eddie Guerrero storyline that was happening in the WWE in 2006. He felt it did a dishonor to his memory.

    • Due to his overwhelming popularity, he's known as "The Mexican Hulk Hogan" in Mexico.

    • On January 11th 2007, Konnan had his hip replacement surgery that was sorely needed and it was successful.

    • As of 2007, Konnan has held championships in nine different federations, these are: Asistencia Asesoría y Administración [AAA], Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre [CMLL], Championship Wrestling USA [CW-USA], International Wrestling All-Stars [IWAS], International Wrestling Council [IWC], Latin American Wrestling Association [LAWA], Total Nonstop Action Wrestling [TNA], World Championship Wrestling [WCW], and World Wrestling Council [WWC].

    • Bret Hart credits Konnan with teaching him The Sharpshooter submission hold.

    • Konnan appeared on the inaugural Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-view on June 19, 2002 in the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He entered the Gauntlet for the Gold match for the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship, but was chokeslammed and subsequently eliminated by Malice.

    • Konnan was inactive throughout early 2000, as he was suspended for three months by Bill Busch after requesting his release from WCW, unhappy with the way he was being used. [23] It was rumored that he might jump to the WWF with The Radicalz, but this did not come to pass.

    • Feeling that he had accomplished all that he could in Mexico, and desiring to expand his popularity north of the border, Konnan returned to WCW on a full-time basis in January 1996. [18] As a WCW employee, he was largely responsible for the hiring of several prominent Mexican wrestlers by WCW, including Rey Mysterio, Jr., Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera and La Parka.

    • He travelled to Tijuana in Mexico and trained under several veteran luchadores alongside Psicosis, Rey Mysterio, Jr., Halloween and Damián 666. [7] After eight months training, he debuted on January 6, 1987 under a mask as El Centurión ("The Centurion") in the Universal Wrestling Alliance, taking part in an eight man tag team match. [8] He was paid the modest sum of $200 MXP ($19.13 USD / €16.03 EUR) for his first match.

    • He has wrestled for major American promotions such as the World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. Konnan is currently employed by the Orlando, Florida-based Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion.

    • He is best friends with Rey Mysterio Jr., Psychosis, BG James and Ron "The Truth" Killings.

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