Karrion Kross, formerly known as Killer Kross on Impact Wrestling, debuted on WWE NXT in April after signing a contract in February 2020.
In just a short span of time, Kross has already scored a decisive victory over NXT stalwart and former champion Tommaso Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Now it looks like he’s headed for a storyline with the current NXT Champion Adam Cole.
Back in January of this year, when he had been released from Impact and was reportedly about to sign with WWE, rumors had it that WWE would be fast-tracking him if he signed. It was believed that he might be headed straight for the main roster.
While it turned out Kross would still be going to NXT and not straight to either Raw or SmackDown, he’s definitely being thrust into the spotlight – already heading for a championship feud.
Kross spoke to Newsweek about his WWE career so far, including the rumors that he would take the fast track to the main roster.
Kross admitted that he had heard the rumors but had chosen to “trust the process” and is okay with where and how he ended up debuting.
“Whatever direction they were going to point me in I was going to go full speed. And, respectfully, I had no specific desire to go in one direction or another because I was going to trust the process,” he said.
With regards to his TakeOver match, he acknowledged that it was a privilege to have a match on the show considering the legacy it had and against Ciampa.
“This was a honorary privilege to have an opportunity to contribute to the legacy of TakeOvers,” he said. “These shows are the best shows on the planet.”
“I’ve always wanted to be a part of it,” he added.