Former NXT Champion Thinks NXT Talent Were Too Focused On Beating AEW

A former NXT champion shares all regarding the locker room opinion.

Killer Kross had an interesting run in the WWE. He was treated as a legitimate threat from the moment he debuted in NXT, becoming NXT Champion soon into his run with the brand. However, it would all fall apart when Kross was moved to RAW, where he was repackaged, much to the dismay of his fans.

While speaking to Steve Fall for NBC Sports Boston, Killer Kross talked about his time working in NXT. Kross stated that he feels NXT talent were too focused on competing with AEW.

“If there was little pockets of people that really thought that or felt that way, I wasn’t really engaging with them.”

Probably. I don’t think anyone would’ve come to me with that though. The reason being is I’m pretty even keel. My focus is always on producing the best of the time that’s given to me for the show. So, to give an example, I was just most interested in being as entertaining as possible with the time that was given in the show, in the vignettes, and stuff like that. I would get with teams of people and I would just focus on that. 

I do know that there are some people who focus way too much on what other people are being paid, and their quartelys, and what the demographics are, and stuff like that. At the end of the day, I hate to say it, it’s true though, as a wrestler, you can only be accountable for so much. So, if you’re going to concern yourself with details that are completely out of your control, you’re not going to enjoy this anymore. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen people drive themselves insane. 

Killer Kross to NBC Sports

The former NXT Champion has been in talks with AEW previously for an appearance, and with Kross stating IMPACT is off the table, it may be where he and Scarlett head next.

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