Early morning surgery for hip replacement...#LetsDoThis— Konnan (@Konnan5150) March 8, 2018
It was reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter last October that Konnan, who is now 54 years old, planned on having a retirement tour after surgery.
Konnan previously underwent hip replacement surgery in early 2007, and his appearances in TNA from then on as the mouthpiece of LAX saw him frequently appear in a wheelchair. During an interview with the New York Daily News talking about drug abuse among wrestlers, Konnan believed his hip degenerated after years of steroid abuse and the physical toll of wrestling. He also said painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs ruined his kidney, leading him to undergo kidney transplant surgery in July 2007.
- In the latest edition of "The Question Mark," Impact Wrestling stars reveal their favorite cereal.
- In this edition of "Classic IMPACT Wrestling Moments," Booker T's shocking TNA debut in November 2007 at the Genesis pay-per-view is highlighted.
After parting ways with WWE a few weeks earlier, Booker T was revealed as Sting's mystery partner in a tag team match against Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. His wife Sharmell also debuted, interfering in the match on Booker T and Sting's behalf when Karen Angle interfered on behalf of Kurt Angle and Nash.