On a recent report that noted Konnan had heat with Vince McMahon and WWE over his brief run as Max Moon:
Konnan: The Max Moon thing is very easy. When I met Vince McMahon I told him about this idea that I saw in Japan. It was like an animated robot. He was like, “Ok, we’ll do it,” and we did. I lived in Mexico at the time and the guy that was making the robot outfit lived in LA. So I would have to fly from Mexico to LA, pick up all these boxes and then bring them all the way to like, sometimes, Cape Cod. They’d have to put it in a taxi and it was just a pain the ass, really. What happened was at that time I started to blow up in Mexico. I had done this soap opera and this rap record and things were going good. I had crossed over into the main stream and I was a big draw as a wrestler. I was getting paid, bro. So when I went to TV I was like, “Bro, I am the man in Mexico, why am I coming to work at WWE?” So I just stopped going. Basically, Paul Diamond told Vince that he could fit into the outfit and he could so they gave him the persona. From then on I supposedly have this incredible heat. When I see Vince backstage he says, “Hey, what’s up Konnan!” I see Stephanie and if they don’t want you there they let you know. I know they’ve even stopped people from actually being in the dressing room. They’ve never done that to me. I am not sure if the heat is still there or what that is but that is the story.