Konosuke Takeshita’s recent tribute to Eddie Guerrero on Dynamite, a nod to the legendary wrestler who passed away in 2005, sparked unexpected controversy within the pro wrestling community. Notably, Konnan criticized Takeshita, telling him to “Stick to his nationality,” leading to significant backlash. Now it seems Konnan has addressed the backlash.

Konnan’s comments about Konosuke Takeshita continue to be a huge topic of discussion even now. Konnan would then defend himself by claiming his comments were nothing but joke.

Miro dragged Konnan for having issues with the Eddie Guerrero tribute as well. The former AEW TNT Champion came to Takeshita’s defense by saying that Konnan can’t hang with the Japanese sensation for 10 seconds inside the ring.

While speaking on his latest podcast, Konnan addressed the backlash, making it clear that he believes people are just too easily triggered these days over anything.


“This goes back to the wrestling journalism topic we had on K100 last week. I’ve never ever, ever seen, and please correct me if I’m wrong, all the sh*t we put over whether, whether it’s The Bloodline, whether it’s Sami Zayn, whether it’s MJF, whether it’s the match with Rush and Danielson, whether it’s The Lucha Brothers, or I’ve defended Tony Khan, but yet he gets mad over if I say something bad about the company, but he’s never said, ‘Hey, thanks for when people are trying to bury me and you come to my defense, even though you take a lot of sh*t.’ All I ever read is sh*t from SportsKeeda or other places. It’s clickbait. That’s all it is. I don’t even get mad. It’s clickbait and you fall for it and look, it trended. You were being worked. That’s dry humor. That’s wit. That’s sarcasm. That’s my steelo.”

“It’s incredible to me that it even got this much traction, but it shows me a couple of things. People are easily triggered. People are looking for sh*t to get mad about. There’s obviously people that don’t like me so this was a good excuse for them to just pile on. If you see some of the Twitter feeds of the people that listened to the show, they were like, ‘They don’t understand your humor’, because I can guarantee you 80% of the people did not hear the show, and they don’t know the context, and they don’t know my humor, or when Disco gets attacked, his humor. The worst part is, is that since they don’t listen to the show, and all they ever do is use clickbait, you think the show is super negative because all they read is negative sh*t. So everybody’s got the same opinion that don’t listen to the show. ‘Oh, they’re washed up. They’re trying to be relevant, they’re haters’, whatever the sh*t is. That’s why anytime I see something in the news, I go, let me hear it first, because I don’t know how many times I’ve read something, and then for not listening to it, I didn’t get the whole context. I’m like, ‘Well, this isn’t what they meant.’”

It is highly doubtful that anyone will agree with what Konnan and it is more likely he will receive more backlash for what he said. Regardless, what’s done is done and that’s all that matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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