Karrion Kross was one of the top Superstars in NXT, as he became a 2-time NXT Champion. His main roster run was simply a disaster for many fans and left a bad taste in their mouths.

He defeated Finn Balor to win the championship for a second time at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver 2021 and held the gold for 136 days, before dropping the title to Samoa Joe at TakeOver 36.

While speaking on El Brunch de WWE, Karrion Kross stated that the second reign mentally prepared him for the future. Kross added that he considers his NXT title run as dress rehearsal for a future WWE Title reign.

“That’s the type of title reign that some people will never, ever see in their entire careers and for me to be able to achieve that so early in my arrival in WWE, I’ll never forget it.


“It was one of the best times of my career and it prepared me mentally for everything that had happened in the future. I felt very, very prepared moving forward with what sort of expectation was gonna be needed of me and the accountability of being a champion.

“I kind of thought of being champion in NXT as every single day you show up to work, this is going to be a dress rehearsal for one day becoming WWE Champion. That’s the way I always looked at it.”

We will have to wait and see how Karrion Kross will be booked in the coming weeks. It is likely he will eventually go after Roman Reigns’ titles in an engaging feud.

h/t POST Wrestling

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