Konnan Offers Clarity To AAA Cruiserweight Title Situation With Lio Rush And Laredo Kid

On the February 10 episode of MLW Fusion, Lio Rush battled Laredo Kid in a champion vs. champion bout with Rush putting his MLW Middleweight Championship on the line and Kid putting his AAA Cruiserweight Championship on the line.

Rush was victorious in the bout, making him a double champion. However, Laredo Kid was referred to as the AAA Cruiserweight Champion during recent appearances on AEW Dynamite.

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Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer that Rush wasn't supposed to win the AAA Cruiserweight Title and there was a miscommunication with the finish on MLW television. Meltzer reports that the idea was to have Lio go to Mexico to drop the title back, but the dates didn't coincide with his schedule. Meltzer noted that the AAA digital team never announced the title switch, which is false, so they acted like the title change never happened.

However, Laredo Kid can be seen holding the AAA Cruiserweight Title in more recent tweets promoting AAA events.

Lio Rush posted the following comments on social media, saying he found out about things when Laredo was on television with the title.

Speaking on his Keepin It 100 podcast, Konnan gave the following comments, saying Laredo won the title back at a TV taping that has yet to air.

"Every time that Laredo Kid has gone to MLW, almost every time, he's done a job. My whole thing with Laredo was, 'if you're going to use him, use him right or don't use him at all because you're damaging something that we're investing a lot of time into.' They agreed. [Had the conversation with Court Bauer]. We didn't get into details, I just said, 'If you're going to use him, protect him. If not, don't use him.' He probably didn't even notice because he has to make sure his contracted talent is happy, which I get. At the end of the day, we decided to do a series between Lio Rush and Laredo Kid. He went over there and [Lio beat him], then Lio went to Mexico and in some TV tapings that we had, [Lio] lost the title, but we haven't shown that match. The problem is, we need to announce it before the match goes out because he's showing up with his belt everywhere and people are confused. Our relationship with MLW and Court is excellent," stated Konnan.

LuchaBlog reports Rush hasn't been on a AAA TV taping since TripleMania.

Fightful reached out to Court Bauer about the reported miscommunication between the parties. He said, "If so, why did AAA promote the match for 2 weeks on their social? They also shared it on their YouTube channel (Mexico only since it is partially geo-locked due to legal issues)"

Fightful will continue to update fans on the situation as more is known.

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