Konnan was recently a guest on MLW Radio and talked about a variety of subjects, including Michael Hayes's backstage heat in WWE:
"I was a huge Michael Hayes fan, Freebirds fan, when I was growing up, when I used to watch him in Atlanta," Konnan said. "Every time I've seen Michael, he's always been very cool with me backstage. But having said that, I will say this, he does have a ton of heat with people. I do know a couple people that told me that if they got fired they would kick his ass before they left the company. And I just found out today that he did get mega heat I guess for having drinks with Rosa [Mendes]. So much so, that he might be replaced. Boom."