Report: NXT Officials Uncharacteristically High On Karrion Kross

Well, the title win should've been the first clue...

Though he's sidelined with a separated shoulder for the foreseeable future, don't expect Karrion Kross' push in NXT to be in any way hindered by the length of his absence.

A report from Fightful cites two very influential people in NXT being extremely high on the enigmatic heavyweight, perhaps more so than with any other prospect that's come through developmental.

The report states, "A source within NXT confirmed to us that Karrion Kross' push has been the product of both Triple H and Matt Bloom being very high on him. As soon as Kross became available and met with WWE they were in on pushing him heavily. 

"One person in NXT noted that they've never seen anyone there in their time held in such high regard by management, and it's showing in the push for Kross. He's said to have been easy to deal with since appearing in NXT after having a contract dispute in IMPACT."

Kross won the NXT title from Keith Lee at TakeOver XXX on August 22. The injury he sustained in the match led to him vacating the belt just days later.

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