During a career spanning almost three decades, Konnan 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. In a long interview with Wrestling Inc, Konnan discussed WWE talent being unhappy: “I think we’ve been seeing that little-by-little with people being frustrated with the lack of creativity, direction and upward mobility … There’s so many people that there’s not enough work to go around.
You can’t push everybody at the same time and it was counter-productive so they ended up going back over there. I think to myself that it’s good to have competition because there’s another place to work."