More details regarding the falling out between Santana and Ortiz in AEW

During the summer of 2022, former WCW/Impact Wrestling star Konnan made a claim that AEW tag team Santana and Ortiz were no longer on good terms. In a Q&A for his podcast this week, Konnan gave more details about the situation…

“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 fu**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 hot head. 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.” (quote courtesy of

Santana has been out of action due to an injury he suffered during the 2022 Blood and Guts match.