Konnan Reveals Eddie Kingston & Santana Almost Had Physical Altercation Over Split With Ortiz

Eddie Kingston and Santana almost came to blows

While they had been tag team partners for several years, Santana and Ortiz are no longer on good terms and their split almost led to a backstage altercation between Santana and Eddie Kingston, according to Konnan. 

"It breaks my heart because I spent a lot of time with them and I've said before that they're like my sons. I heard it almost got physical with Santana and Kingston over this. It's not a good look, bro. I really hate seeing that these two guys who could have gone to WWE and really f***ing blown up, that they separated. I can see Santana, when his contract is up, leaving. Ortiz is very chill and laid back. Santana is more of a hothead. Ortiz's was like, 'Hey, they ain't doing sh*t with us', and Santana's like, 'They ain't doing sh*t with us', and he's right. Ortiz is more like 'We're getting paid and are taken care of', and he was comfortable in his role and Santana wants more," Konnan said on his podcast.

The almost-backstage altercation between Eddie Kingston and Santana would have happened several months ago as the former Inner Circle member has been out injured with a serious knee injury since Blood & Guts in June. Ortiz has continued to appear on AEW TV and he is aligned with Eddie Kingston and Ruby Soho. 

Outside of a close call with Santana, Kingston did have a backstage altercation with Sammy Guevara in August. Both competitors have since resolved their issues.

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