Konnan Talks THE HISTORY OF MAX MOON!!!

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I usually don’t plug items on WWE.com, but absolutely must make an exception on this one, a history of how Max Moon came to be.  
 
Has stuff even I, the master of all things Crap, did not know.  AWESOME article!

 

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18 Responses to "Konnan Talks THE HISTORY OF MAX MOON!!!"
  1. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    I always thought it was a pretty cool (if goofy) gimmick. I liked the sparkler wristband things.

  2. Matt Soileau says:

    I think I saw a shoot on youtube where he explained it. I also love how the mask is different from the Paul Diamond version yet people still attribute that the Diamond version of the mask was (sometimes) Konnan when it clearly wasn’t. Silly interwebs.

  3. Surfer Sandman says:

    I wonder if he’s trying to soften up the WWE’s image of him in order to get a HOF bid? I wouldn’t complain if he did. His legacy in Mexico is enough to induct him.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      But he doesn’t have much of a WWE, or even WCW legacy.

      • Brownie_the_3rd says:

        When you have a look at some of the people already in the HOF with nothing careers or a complete lack of involvement with the WWE at any point I think you can find a spot for him based on his success in Mexico and his influence in creating the cruiserweight division in WCW

      • John says:

        How dare you not say he had a legacy in WCW, do you not remember that awesome feud he had with Disco Inferno over his music video.

        • Matt Soileau says:

          LOL. All jokes aside, I think he at least had as much of a WCW legacy (or more than) Buff Bagwell. At least Konnan held a singles title or 2. I don’t think Buff was ever even TV champ…

          Also, someone brings up the HOF. If Koko B. Ware is in, then yeah.

          • Matt Soileau says:

            I’ll respond to myself and say Konnan, Buff Bagwell, and Disco Inferno for HOF class of 2014…

          • 80's Guy says:

            Everybody always critiques Koko’s induction into the Hall, but I can see it based on something people forget about.

            Not only was he a pretty popular character at the time, and was very solid in the ring, he helped with the success of the crossover/trying to get more mainstream appeal idea that was blossoming at the time.

            Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II was, I think, the start of the whole “attempting alternative mainstream projects” thing (Hogan’s A-Team appearances notwithstanding) and he did a hell of a job on the title track.

            I believe his importance in that role at the time, as well as his ring work and gimmick, makes him HOF worthy. But I seem to be in the minority (no pun intended) in that respect.

  4. jimmy bo jimmy says:

    Make sure you check out the photo slide show of the backstage photos of Konnan and Vince interacting. Plus there’s the plans and instruction manual. Really cool. The one helmet picture reminds me of Daft Punk. Maybe Max Moon was way ahead of it’s time.

  5. Jordan Mishkin says:

    I love Konnan’s podcast on MLW with ex WWE writer Court Bauer & Mr. St. Laurent. Absolutely hilarious.

  6. Mister Forth says:

    Definitely a fun read.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe that he actually willingly takes the blame for the idea and that he thinks it looks cool.

  8. mfm420 says:

    hell, if hogan’s in the wwe hall of fame, why not his non union mexican equivalent?

  9. Ripplin says:

    Hey, thanks for posting this, RD! I’m impressed with the depth of their article and now I’m seeing some other good articles there as well. I should look there more often, I guess.

  10. Smart Mark Greene says:

    Back when the WWF used to do the massive four hour TV tapings, there was once a guy in an opening match named The Latin Fury. I had no idea it was Konnan!

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