WWE had to change up their plans for Karrion Kross this week on RAW. He was originally set to face Jeff Hardy once again, but the Charismatic Enigma was pulled due to testing positive for COVID-19. Now Hardy will have to go through a two-week quarantine.
According to Fightful Select, WWE was originally planning another disappointing night on RAW for Karrion Kross. He was set to take on Jeff Hardy once again and lose for the second week in a row.
Plans called for Kross to take on Jeff Hardy again on the July 26 episode of Raw, and lose yet again.
It was also reported that, “several members of creative, and even more of the roster were baffled by the idea to beat Kross once, let alone a second straight week.”
It was not noted what the specific creative direction would have been after that second loss to Hardy. Instead of seeing those plans, fans witnessed Karrion Kross take on Keith Lee. Kross won that match against Lee and he looked strong in the process.
We’re hoping that Jeff Hardy is able to get through his bout with COVID-19 and get back to work. It will be interesting to see if WWE continues with their plans for Kross vs Hardy when he can make his return.