Karrion Kross was one of the top Superstars in NXT as he was the NXT Champion on two separate occasions. However, in comparison, his run on Monday Night RAW has been subpar at best.

Karrion Kross debuted new mask after he lost the NXT Championship and since his first day on the main roster, he was seen without his fiancée Scarlett.

While speaking on Table Talk, Karrion Kross talked debut his new mask and revealed who came up with the idea of him having to wear the mask in the first place. It was ultimately quite a few people from WWE Creative who suggested the idea.

I’m not entirely sure at this point because I had received a briefing about it. I think it was a creative team conversation,. I guess it was a series of people attempting to expand on the original concept that was presented during NXT, so I guess it was a team of people, but the direction that I think they were attempting to go in was essentially a gladiator idea.


“I had introduced the lower body gear at NXT when I competed against Finn Balor to get the title back, and my original concept with that was this feels like what the colosseum days would be like. We’re just in this circular area. There’s people all around it. This is what the colosseum would be at that time, and with the character presentation of Karrion Kross, the development of that character, this wasn’t just a regular match people were going to be getting into.

“This guy could could light you up with a shot that you’re going to carry with you for the rest of your life. You’re going into this match, whether you win or lose, you might not be coming out the same way, and I was really attempting to project that sort of energy into it. And I think what they wanted to do when we were coming up was play off of that, and so that’s kind of where we’re at right now.”

Karrion Kross also recently admitted how different NXT is from Monday Night RAW and made it clear he isn’t going to feel the pressure. He also teased that Scarlett is waiting something out and will then return to WWE television. It remains to be seen what is next in store for Karrion Kross till then.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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