Konnan Discusses Securing Ric Flair For TripleMania XXIX Appearance

Ric Flair made a surprise appearance at AAA TripleMania XXIX, accompanying Andrade El Idolo to the ring for his match against Kenny Omega, who was seconded by Konnan.

Speaking on Keepin It 100, Konnan discussed how they were able to get Flair for the appearance.

WWE Live Event Results From Hershey, PA (9/25): Finn Balor Teams With Street Profits

"Originally, we were going to bring it up Andrade with this Mexican singer that's mega popular, but that fell through. (Andrade) told me that maybe Ric was going to come with him to the show, but as a guest, just to watch it. That's when I first thought, 'If he's gonna be there as a guest, why doesn't he just be your second?' (Andrade asked Ric) and he said 'yeah,'" recalled Konnan. "Basically, I thought, If Flair comes out, that would be cool because no one is expecting it. When I told them when they are on the plane, 'Make sure when you get to the airport, there are fans at the airport and they know what hotel you stay at, make sure he wears a hat, a mask, a jacket, something.' He goes, 'Nah, he doesn't want to wear a jacket. He's in a pink shirt and has gold chains.' That's Flair being Flair, right?"

Flair not only accompanied Andrade to the ring, but he got involved in the action, delivering some chops and putting Konnan in the Figure Four.

"Once I knew that he was the second, I asked Andrade, 'Can you ask Flair if he'd be fine with chopping Kenny and chopping me?' He goes, 'Yeah, he can do that.' When we got to the dressing room, he was in his suit and chains, full Flair. He was telling me about our match at Bash at the Beach and then broke out into Hindu squats in a suit," said Konnan.

Despite Flair's involvement, Omega was victorious in the bout, retaining his AAA Mega Championship.

Charlotte Flair was also there to support Andrade and, according to Andrade, she requested time off from WWE months ago to be there. You can find Andrade's comments on Charlotte and Ric being at AAA TripleMania by clicking here.

If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web