Big Kon, formerly known as Konnor from The Ascension with his tag team partner Victor in WWE recently say down with “That 90’s Podcast” to discuss his career in WWE, what he’s doing now and his future. Among the topics discussed was his relationship with the American Dream Dusty Rhodes during his time in NXT and Dusty’s reaction to The Ascension making their main roster debuts. Click the YouTube video above for the full interview. Thanks to James for the transcript.
Konnor – “so right before we got called up, Dream (Dusty) was pitching a fit, he was upset, we had no idea why? And he was walking down the hallway, yelling, saying
they’re making my guys into God Damn Egyptians! and we had no idea.
So the day comes when we get the big call, we’re sitting in a big office, we’re doing like a zoom meeting, they’re (wwe) doing a call from Stamford connecticut, we’re going live, it was Triple H, it was Jane Geddes (VP of talent relations) at the time, and a few other people.
And it was me sitting right here,and Dream was litterly sitting right next to me, and Bill (DeMott, Ryan katz and Vik (Viktor).
And I remember Hunter Saying,
“congratulations you’re coming to the main roster, we’re proud and excited to you, you guys have busted your ass, and we’re glad we’re gonna have you part of the main roster”
Konnor–“I’m sitting there and I’m like yes, and I’m kinda crying with tears in my eyes, because this is every F**King thing I’ve worked for, Dream is just sitting there, no emotion,no emotion at all. So they litterly tell us creative has a idea for us, and they’re litterly pulling the pieces of paper up right now, so I’m like okay and they send over the documents and they put the papers down face down in front of us. And we all get them, except for Dream, Dream doesn’t want one.”
HHH says: “This is what creative has for you, you’re flip the paper over, and see what creative has in mind.”
Konnor–so I flip it over and go (shocked expression) So dream goes to me, and goes like this,
Dusty– “F**King Egyptians.”
Konnor – “and I go Motherf**ker!!! (starts laughing) and you can look back at that now and appreciate that now, because it was pretty damn funny.”
Mike’s Take: Thats hilarious. I really did have high hopes for the Ascension in NXT but like most acts that get called up to the main roster they were squandered. They would need some repackaging but I do think they could do well in another company. Big Kon also talks about the original Ascension faction with Bram. Its a fun listen so check it out!