Karrion Kross who is the current NXT Champion has been a dominant and unstoppable force since arriving at the black and gold brand.
Kross has had some great matches with stars like Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne, Santos Escobar, etc. Those matches really helped to put Kross over and establish him on NXT.
However, last night on WWE RAW Karrion Kross made his big main roster debut. He faced off against Jeff Hardy and was defeated in under two minutes. The look of shock on the face of Kross after the match was pretty much us, as well as everyone else.
It was a strange situation, to say the least, and apparently and understandably there were some that were upset at the situation backstage. We’ve learned at The Ringside Roster that there was definite frustration from some after the Kross Vs Hardy match with the feeling that a lot of time and effort has been put into building Kross on NXT and getting him over as a monster. People weren’t necessarily mad, but they were disappointed at how Kross was handled.
There has been some talk that Vince McMahon was intentionally sending a message with the loss, making it clear that he’s still in charge and he doesn’t care about NXT which has been rumored in the past, although nothing has been confirmed.
Despite his loss, Kross stated after the match that Hardy made a huge mistake and he would pay for it.
We’ll have to see if Karrion Kross is able to defeat Hardy, but this definitely isn’t the way fans thought his main roster debut would go. Did we mention yesterday was his birthday too? Talk about getting a terrible present.
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