Killer Kross: I Felt My WWE Release Coming The Day After My Raw Debut

Kross and Scarlett were released by WWE in November

Killer Kross has revealed he felt his WWE release was coming immediately after his debut on the main roster in July.

The previously undefeated Karrion Kross, then the NXT Champion, made his Monday Night Raw debut against Jeff Hardy in July, losing to the veteran in a 90-second match on his first outing on the main roster.

While Kross had no issue losing to Hardy, he recognised that there was a potential issue with the situation WWE was putting him in and could feel 'something bad' was coming for him a number of months before his eventual release.

Kross and real-life partner Scarlett Bordeaux were let go by WWE in November.

Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Kross said: "When I went up [to the main roster] and they asked me to do the match with Jeff [Hardy] and put him over, I was like, ‘Sure, that’s fine.’ I grew up a fan of Jeff and then getting to meet Jeff and actually him being really cool was an awesome experience for me. He’s literally one of the coolest people I’ve ever met so I was like, ‘That’s fine.’

"I remember one of the agents came to me and they’re like, ‘Hey, there’s a long-term plan for this so don’t sweat it, don’t worry.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, cool.’ I do my entrance and I get out there, ref comes to me and he goes, ‘Hey, your ten minute match is down to 90 seconds.’ First time we’re working on television. You know, we don’t really know each other like in the ring, our rhythm. We come back from commercial and I’m trying not to laugh. If you see, if you go back and watch it, I’m smiling. You know, like closed-mouthed, trying to hold it back.

"Soon as Jeff got in the ring, I just snatched him and I just called what we needed to do and that was it but when I went back to NXT the next day, I spoke with someone there and I just said, I go, ‘Look, my biggest fear right now, my biggest phobia is that there’s a hole being dug for me and I am nervous that if I’m not permitted to crawl out of it myself and people absolve themselves of creating a situation that I’m not gonna be a return as an investment. I’m gonna get fired so what do you think I should do right now?' Because part of this business is doing what you’re told.

"My intuition, intuitively was telling me that everything was off. Everything felt wrong and I felt something bad coming like four months before it happened but everyone I talked to was like, ‘Oh no! You know, everybody loves you, this is good, we have no problems,’ yada yada. But I felt it coming. I tried to, as professionally and politely as I could, talk to people in the chain of command about that.

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