Hugo Savinovich recently stated that WWE NXT Superstar Karrion Kross was a hitman for hire in his younger days. Coming off the heels of Marty Jannetty admitting to killing a man with a brick, it was easy to believe this as well.
Savinovich followed-up on his previous comments on Facebook Live. He stepped back from them considerably and said that his statements were lost in translation. Kross is a dangerous man, but he wasn’t literally in the mafia killing people for money.
Hugo Savinovich went on to discuss his history with Scarlett and Karrion Kross who he also calls Kevin. They worked together in AAA and have known each other for a long time.
“We have to be very careful because this could be called ‘lost in translation’. And it has to do with mostly people that don’t really do a good job translating what I said in Spanish and also don’t know wrestling. They don’t know the wrestling language. Storytelling. This is it. I love Kevin or Karrion Kross, Scarlett, I did play-by-play with them in AAA, there’s so much passion on them, and Konnan the main creative, with Dorian the owner of AAA, I let them know from the beginning what I think about them. I love them [Scarlett and Karrion]! I like to use Lucha Libre Online to build more on the characters and you have to be very careful to understand what I’m doing. So I was speaking about the deepness of this brutal force, this killing machine and I was using his past, present and future to talk about what he had done. So before you write any stupidity about what you think Hugo said, before you go crazy with wrong translations of what Hugo said about a hitman, or mafia, what crap is that! That’s non senseless! I was talking about scenery, a killing machine, a man dangerous in real life. Now, let’s not make a mistake about! You know, Kevin or Karrion Kross, he’s a deadly machine in real life, he could hurt you and I address that because you have to go into the deepness of his character and I personally don’t think wrestling companies are doing a good job storytelling or creatively.
“It was out of context, people for big companies are paying people to check me out. The problem is that those people are not doing a good translation job and they obviously don’t understand wrestling. They are doing a horrible job and know nothing about wrestling. This is based on what I went on to create a more deadly characterization of Killer Kross and this goes back to “Killer Kross An Introduction To The Tollman” (YouTube video). If you would have done any little research… you would see here Kevin or Karrion Kross telling a story of a dangerous man in the court. And Karrion Kross with Scarlett are that item that we have been needing for a long time and I just hope that WWE doesn’t destroy them because they are very good. But I do so sostein that I do storytelling by doing deep on what Superstars have done because that tells a story. But let’s not forget, look at his height, look at his training skills, this guy is a killing machine, don’t be wrong! We don’t fear monsters. Any company can control Lucha Libre Online or Hugo Savinovich. We are not afraid of monsters. I fear no man and I fear no monster. I spoke with Kevin, I spoke to Karrion Kross and we are good, he understands that we do storytelling to show a character with the capacity to aniquilate and that’s all that matters.”
The idea of Karrion Kross living a life as a hired gun wasn’t unbelievable for fans. That should speak to Kross’ credit and how intense he presents himself on screen.
The real man behind the Karrion Kross character might have never offed anyone for money, but the character he plays on WWE NXT might be capable of much worse. It hasn’t been officially booked yet, but Keith Lee could have a very tough opponent at NXT TakeOver: XXX in Karrion Kross.
Thanks to William Beltrán for the translation