The Tijuana based company Crash Lucha Libre has announced that booker and head of their creative department Charles ‘Konnan’ Ashenoff has been released.
In a company statement said: “The Crash Lucha Libre brand is known for the way we treat people and value each and every single person that works in this company. Bettering the economical and habitual needs. Showing the support for each element and giving opportunity to new talent. In this way, the value and professionalism shown between each of its partners. Not being able to comply to the Crash Lucha Libre code of ethic, is something that we do not tolerate in this company.
“With that being said, We not announce that Carlos Santiago Espada “Konnan”, will no longer be working with The Crash.
“We thank him for the time and support and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
“We will be announcing the dates for 2018 with the best matches and our debut in the United States.”
Konnan had been responsible for not only booking the in-house talent, he additionally booked the independent wrestlers who also appear for the promotion. Where this leaves the company – with a reputation for first-rate shows even as they continue to struggle in markets without the benefit of television exposure. – going forward remains in question. .
It was reported earlier this year that Crash Lucha Libre had partnered with Impact and New Japan Pro Wrestling NOAH, as Konnan is currently signed to Impact Wrestling as part of their LAX faction, it does raise the question that with Konnan’s release will the partnership remain intact?
Konnan was also recently announced as the new Head Writer for AroLucha, a promotion based in Nashville, TN, their first event is scheduled for December 10, 2017, with Rey Mysterio being featured. Mysterio is a member of The Crash roster, which begs the question; With this parting of the ways between Konnan and The Crash Lucha Libre, will the avenue to use The Crash’s talent for AroLucha and giving The Crash exposure to American audiences be closed?