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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - CMLL and WCW's Konnan... Blind?
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#1 Posted on 10.11.04 1627.38
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Hey Guys..

I heard a rumor in a local Lucha radio show... they said that former wcw and wwe wrestler Konnan (formely know also as The Barbarian) have serious damage in both eyes due to the abuse of stereoids...

They said that Konnan has lost his sight in both eyes...

Mil Mascaras and Canek were invited to this show and they talked a while about this topic.,... but i still wonder if is true...


anybody know something?

cheers

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#2 Posted on 10.11.04 1832.35
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    Originally posted by dr wagner jr
    I heard a rumor in a local Lucha radio show... they said that former wcw and wwe wrestler Konnan (formely know also as The Barbarian) have serious damage in both eyes due to the abuse of stereoids...


Read again what you typed and ask yourself if you think anyone would believe you could be REMOTELY serious.
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#3 Posted on 10.11.04 1913.12
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Stan Hansen & Arn Anderson are proof you don't need to see to wrestle.
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#4 Posted on 10.11.04 1918.42
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by dr wagner jr
      I heard a rumor in a local Lucha radio show... they said that former wcw and wwe wrestler Konnan (formely know also as The Barbarian) have serious damage in both eyes due to the abuse of stereoids...


    Read again what you typed and ask yourself if you think anyone would believe you could be REMOTELY serious.
I believe there's a language barrier here, so you might want to cut him some slack.

Are you talking about the Konnan who wrestled on Sunday's TNA pay-per-view? I don't think he was ever the Barbarian, so I'm not sure if that's who you mean or not. The Barbarian still wrestles indie dates. Maybe you're talking about another wrestler entirely. At any rate, none of these guys are blind enough that we've noticed. :)
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#5 Posted on 10.11.04 1932.47
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I believe there's a language barrier here, so you might want to cut him some slack.


My bad, if that's the case.

EDIT: I was referring to the idea that he said Konnan was "also known as the Barbarian" (paraphased, because I can't see his post while I edit my own), not bad grammar or anything.

(edited by JayJayDean on 10.11.04 1734)
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#6 Posted on 10.11.04 1938.03
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Well, Ashenoff-Konnan originally worked as Konnan El Barbero, but obviously he's not blind as far as we can tell. I guess it's possible that Sionne the Barbarian (also a former WWF and WCW wrestler) could have eye trouble now, but it would seem more likely that a lucha show would be talking about Konnan el Barbero for obvious reasons.
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#7 Posted on 10.11.04 2024.59
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As well as wrestling, Konnan has done announcing recently for TNA's Spanish announce team. Maybe he wears glasses, I don't know; but he must be able to see the match well enough to talk about it, I'd guess (not having actually heard his announcing).

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#8 Posted on 10.11.04 2239.23
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Well one thing we can put in the malarky column for sure is the "due to the use of steroids" portion of the statement. Steroids do not cause blindness, I've never heard of that happening to anyone. Premature baldness, mood swings, acne and liver problems, but not blindness.
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#9 Posted on 10.11.04 2244.47
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I can't tell if you guys missed or just didn't think it was worth mentioning the obvious "Konnan The Barbarian" joke here.
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#10 Posted on 10.11.04 2308.46
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No but see Konnan really was Konnan the Barbarian (El Barbero).
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#11 Posted on 10.11.04 2319.52
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    Originally posted by KaneRobot
    I can't tell if you guys missed or just didn't think it was worth mentioning the obvious "Konnan The Barbarian" joke here.
I'd ask you what you think that obvious joke is, but I'm just afraid I'll be disappointed because MY idea of jokes is that they're actually FUNNY, while YOU.... are NOT.

Justin shouldn't have to repeat himself to cover for your ignorance. Take 48 hours off.
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#12 Posted on 11.11.04 0957.24
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Ok, ok... i guesss you need more information about this topic...

Konnan.. a Cuban wrestler based on Miami, who was very popular here in Mexico in the middle 90's working for AAA and CMLL have serious injuries in both eyes due to his abuse on VETERINARIAN stereoids....

I mean, steroids indicated for cows and horses...

You can find this products in the black market here in Mxico and are WAY cheaper than the professional steroids... i dont know if the abuse on this suplements can be linked with some kind of problems with the sight... the fact is that Konnan use sunglasses in every single show in the US, one more thing, he doesnt wrestle anymore... he work as a commentarist or announcer on indie shows.

I don t know if he already have permanent damage in both eyes, but the wrestlers at the radio show said that he have serious damage in both eyes.

Cheers

(edited by dr wagner jr on 11.11.04 0759)
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#13 Posted on 11.11.04 1120.22
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Makes sense that Konnan would be taking veterinarean steroids, as he is a total jackass.

Also, indy wrestler Fast Eddie is legally blind, so if Konnan happens to be on that level, it doesn't mean they can't possibly wrestle. I think the baggy pants and sloppy workrate would get in his way moreso than vision.
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#14 Posted on 11.11.04 1606.40
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    Originally posted by dr wagner jr
    the fact is that Konnan use sunglasses in every single show in the US, one more thing, he doesnt wrestle anymore...
But....he wrestles! He wrestled last Sunday on the TNA pay-per-view!

We're talking about THIS guy, right? Click Here (nwatna.com)
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#15 Posted on 11.11.04 1623.22
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Damn!

Yes.. he is the same Konnan... well i suposse that we can oficially finish this topic with this urban legend busted...

thanks CRZ !
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#16 Posted on 11.11.04 1747.06
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Well, I took a few minutes to search on the net for steroids relating to blindness, and I did come across this:

"Another study of 3,600 folks found inhaled steroids increased the chances of cataracts. Some have disputed these results, and I don't mean to scare people off. Steroids clearly do control asthma. But I'd definitely sit down with my doctor and discuss the risks. At a minimum I'd want periodic eye exams. These are powerful drugs, and while asthma is certainly a serious problem, so is going blind."

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a980529a.html

It is talking about using steroid inhalents to fight asthma, but I thought it *might* be applicable here. It is possible his eyesight has been damaged... but legally blind is different than totally blind. A friend of mine is legally blind, and he sees pretty fine with his glasses.

There's another article here about steroid inhalents...

http://www.platinum-celebs.com/health/news/002993.html

Of course, this is referring to an inhalent. No idea if muscle enhancing steroids can be inhaled or not. *shrugs*



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#17 Posted on 12.11.04 0250.11
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    Originally posted by dr wagner jr
    Damn!

    Yes.. he is the same Konnan... well i suposse that we can oficially finish this topic with this urban legend busted...

    thanks CRZ !


Not necessarily. Like the names mentioned before, (Arn, Stan, Fast Eddie), you can get by in the ring with poor eyesight. (The way Arn explains it, he wrestled by touch.)
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