"They went in there [Mexico] with big, big ambitious plans a few years ago. They wanted to do a lot of business down in Mexico and then obviously those plans scaled back and they haven't run in two or so years down there."
Konnan, AAA's matchmaker, offered an inside perspective on what took place during the negotiations between WWE and AAA:
"I know exactly what happened because we had to live through it. We had a meeting. I've never talked about this. We had somebody from WWE actually come and having a meeting with me and Dorian, who is the son of the owner. We had a meeting with somebody from WWE and they came and offered to buy AAA. He was really cool. He was like, 'We want to buy AAA.' Dorian was like, 'We're not really for sale, but we'll listen.'"
"They wanted to buy 51% of the company. I was like, 'Dude, do not do that because these [guys], the minute they don't like something, they're going to get rid of us.' I said why doesn't Vince just buy 50% or 49%? They said Vince doesn't like to go into partnership with anybody and doesn't want to be asking for permission for anything. I asked what would happen to us. They said, 'As you can see, we're having trouble running WWE as it is and we're trying to expand into Europe. We don't really know what we're doing in Mexico, so you guys would stay in power.'"
"We excused ourselves to go to the bathroom and I said that's BS. The minute we do something they don't like, they're going to change it and there's nothing we can do about it. We can't give them this type of power, which he understood. He told them we wouldn't sell that much of the company."
The new episode of MLW Radio is available for free at MLW.com and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio), along with episodes featuring Chris Jericho, The Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, Billy Corgan, MVP, former WWE writers and many others. New episodes of MLW Radio are released each and every Sunday night on MLW.com.
Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.
Seth Rollins - Noelle Foley On Sting's Compliment (Video), New WWE Rivalries, WWE Talent Job
Former UFC Star Says WWE Got Him A Job With EVOLVE
WWE Network Airing Sting First Look, New "Table For 3" With WCW Legends, SmackDown - Twitter
WWE Star Appearing At Indie Event Tonight, WWE's Funniest Superstar, Hulk Hogan Hosting Party
James Storm Sends Warning, Goldust Vs. Stardust WWE 2K16 Video, Change To NXT Ticket Sales
NJPW On AXS Recap (10/9): Wrestle Kingdom 9 With New Announcers, NJPW PPV Coverage Reminder
Backstage News On TNA Cancelling Halloween Live Event Tour, Talents Still Getting Paid
WWE Announces James Storm's NXT Debut, Triple H Comments
** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Tapings Airing In October
Backstage News On The Rock And The Undertaker Working More With WWE This Year
WWE NXT "Takeover: Respect" Results - Iron Man Match, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Asuka, More
Is Paige Being Punished By WWE For Recent Social Media Incident? (Video)