Konnan Confirms He Has Found A Kidney Donor – Exclusive

Konnan has had a storied pro wrestling career. At the height of WCW’s popularity in the mid-to-late-90s, he served as the mouthpiece for the NWO’s Wolfpac stable and regularly got the crowd rowdy during shows. After the Monday Night War subsided, he was one of the first big stars to sign with TNA, helping create an alternate place of employment for pro wrestlers not signed by WWE. Currently, the former WCW United States Heavyweight Champion serves as the booker for AAA but has also made occasional on-screen appearances for AEW and was seen in WWE earlier this year inducting Rey Mysterio into the Hall of Fame.

At the moment, Konnan has a fight going on outside the ring, as he has been in need of a kidney transplant for over a year. Since the launch of Haus of Wrestling, Konnan has occasionally granted me time to talk while getting dialysis, and this week was no different, as I chopped it up with him this afternoon. Unlike our previous conversations, he brought some good news with him this time in regard to finding a donor.

“I’m feeling great, but dialysis is not something you want to be on forever because of two things: Number one, it’s your kidneys are only at 10% functionality. That’s number one,” he noted. “And number two, dialysis isn’t like, oh, you can be on dialysis forever and live off of it. No, you’ll eventually die. So, basically, I have to find a donor, and I have one right now.

“They just have to do; there’s this BMI index, they have to lose six pounds, six more pounds. And then they can donate their kidney, and we still got to make sure they’re compatible. So, you know, I always try to think positively because thinking negatively doesn’t help anything.”

My full conversation with Konnan is now available on the Haus of Wrestling YouTube channel and podcast feed.

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