Karrion Kross is set on making a mark in WWE, and he started with the NXT brand. A separated shoulder during his NXT Title match win against Keith Lee isn’t going to stop him. In fact, Kross feels as though he has never out of action.

Rick Ucchino recently spoke to Karrion Kross, and he went into detail about his recovery from injury. He was determined to make it back and now he has zero issues with it.

“I feel like the injury never even happened. I came out a lot better than I thought I was going to be out of that situation, but the ligaments completely blew off the bone when that injury happened. I had no idea what that was going to be like coming back. But I (have) full stability back in my shoulder, full strength. I’m doing handstands and military press. I had zero issues with it. So I’m definitely feeling very good. I could put this shoulder through the back of his (Escobar) head, which is probably what I’m going to be looking forward to this Wednesday.”

“Rehab was pretty vicious. I decided to do a lot of extracurricular rehabbing as well on my shoulder. So I would go into WWE medical and they would put me through a very rigorous process of rebuilding stability and getting the inflammation down in the joint. When I came home, I would bring all of the equipment that they would give me to use and I would do it three to four times a day. It wasn’t necessary to do that, but I wanted to come back as quickly as possible. I was like, ‘there’s no way that’s happening.’ I opted out of surgery. I took a holistic approach. I went on a very clean diet. I changed everything. I put all the time that I would normally put into training into my rehab process and compressed that eight to 12-month window down to three months with no surgery. So I’m very proud of that. It was really hard. It was really, really hard.”


Kross has been absent from a few TakeOver cards since his return, and he hasn’t wrestled much. He is going to war with Santos Escobar tonight on NXT and we will have full coverage right here at Ringside News.

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