News on what WWE had planned for Karrion Kross on Raw

Jul 27, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross was reportedly scheduled to lose to Jeff Hardy on last night’s RAW from Kansas City.

As noted, the Hardy vs. Kross non-title rematch from the week before was scheduled to take place on last night’s RAW, but it was nixed due to Hardy being pulled from the road after a positive COVID-19 test. Kross ended up facing Keith Lee instead, and getting the win via submission.

In an update, the original plan for last night’s RAW was for Hardy to defeat Kross for the second week in a row, according to Fightful Select.

There is no word on a specific creative direction for Kross after the second straight loss to Hardy, but several members of the WWE creative team, and even more members of the roster, were said to be baffled by the idea of Kross losing once, let alone a second straight week.

It was previously reported that Kross’ first loss to Hardy led to shock within WWE, and the same went for fans and wrestlers on social media. The disappointment among fans led to a NXT segment being re-taped at last week’s tapings due to fans chanting “Hardy” at Kross.

Kross cut a post-RAW promo last night and warned Hardy that their feud is not over by a long shot.

There is also no word on when Hardy will be cleared to return to action, but it looks like the feud with Kross will continue.

Kross’ feud with Samoa Joe is set to continue on tonight’s NXT episode.

Stay tuned for more.

2 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    Let’s hope this is all leading to Samoa Joe winning the NXT title and Kross being moved to the main roster. Having a feud ready will help him keep from being lost in the shuffle like some of the NXT alum recently (for example Dijakovic, Yim)

  2. art123guy says:

    Why build a guy as a monster on NXT only to debut him on the main roster to lose then schedule him to lose AGAIN the next week? Vince is the only guy who thinks NXT is a different company and the wrestlers there gotta know their place before they can go over anyone.

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