Coming out of Ric Flair’s unannounced appearance at TripleMania XXIX this past Saturday, Konnan spoke about how the arrangement came together with Andrade El Idolo.
On his Keepin’ It 100 Podcast, Konnan explained the original plans for Andrade’s second for the match against Kenny Omega and Flair’s willingness to take part in some physicality once he was involved:
Originally we were going to bring up Andrade with this Mexican singer that’s mega-popular and then that fell through and then he had told me that maybe Ric was going to come with him but as a guest, just to watch it. That’s when I first thought, ‘well, if he’s coming as a guest why doesn’t he just be your second?’ So, he (Andrade) asked him (Flair) and he said, ‘Yeah’ and that was it, he was just going to be his second.
Once I knew he was the second I asked Andrade, ‘Hey, can you ask Flair if he’d be fine with maybe chopping Kenny (Omega) and chopping me?’ and he goes, ‘Yeah, he said he can do that’. So, when we got to the dressing room, he was in his suit with the chains and everything, the full Flair and bro, he has a good memory and telling us about our match at Bash at the Beach (in 1996).
Flair came out with Andrade in his first appearance since his WWE release and got involved in chopping both Omega and Konnan before applying a figure-four on Konnan.
Omega retained the AAA Mega Heavyweight Championship after dropping Andrade on the championship with the One-Winged Angel.