Following a number of corporate changes within WWE as a result of long-time Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon announcing his retirement, Triple H is back within the company as an the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, as well as the Head of Creative. As a result, many fans are expected WWE to make a move for a number of former stars, most notably those that were positioned favourably during HHH’s spell overseeing NXT.
Following Dakota Kai’s shocking return at SummerSlam, Fightful Select are now reporting that former NXT Champion Karrion Kross could be heading back to WWE.
“Fightful Select has learned that the former NXT Champion had been discussed as a name of interest for WWE to bring back to the company. Several within the industry outright expected him to return, and one source indicated they believed it was already in the company’s plans, though we’ve yet to confirm that whatsoever. We were able to confirm that his name had at least been discussed on WWE’s end.”-Fightful
Since receiving his release from WWE in November of last year, Kross has made a number of appearances across MLW and NJPW STRONG, with numerous reports additionally confirming that Kross was booked for an ROH appearance at Supercard of Honor before the company’s regime change, on top of reports that he was originally scheduled to face Wardlow on AEW TV, before he ultimately turned down the offer.
Contrary to his dominant presentation during his time on NXT, Kross’ main roster WWE spell saw him stripped of the features that made him stand out on the black-and-gold brand, including his theme song, and most notably the presence of his wife Scarlett Bordeaux. At the time of his release, Kross was in the midst of a highly criticised repackaging that saw the former NXT Champion utilising a mask and gladior-like ring attire.
Fightful Select were unable to confirm what this news means for the future of Scarlett, and were additionally unable to hear from Kross himself on the news. As always, we’ll aim to provide any updates as soon as we hear more.