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Konnan Slams Pursuit Channel as Home for Impact Wrestling, Suggests Impact Is Going Someplace Better

June 19, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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WrestlingInc.com recently spoke to Konnan for its WINCLY podcast. Konnan spoke about the problems with Pursuit Channel as the broadcast home for Impact Wrestling. Below are some highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.

Konnan on the problems with Pursuit Channel: “First of all, no one can get the channel, and second of all, it’s a hunting channel. It doesn’t matter how good you are if no one is watching you. And that’s a problem because we’re real good right now. …No one can really see it unless you get it on Twitch and a lot of people don’t wanna go on Twitch. So, I think them looking for a better platform, which I think they will find, will help image-wise, morale-wise and people will be watching a really good product.”

Konnan on how anything would be better than Pursuit: “Just about anything…you could be on MTV3 and that would be better than being there. The place they are going is substantially better.”

Konnan on Impact embracing stoner humor with The Rascals: “I think wrestling, sports and politicians have been behind the curve. Let’s get real: [marijuana] is classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic like heroin. Really? Like cocaine, really? I’m a cannabis smoker myself. Not only that, I was a big fan of Cheech and Chong’s Up In Smoke and Half Baked. Those movies were great and they’re stoner-centric.”

Konnan on how he likes to work: “[Working] is better than the other option: being unemployed. I just enjoy everything, especially at my age. I’m not an active wrestler but I’m still able to work in what I love to do.”