Killer Kross had quite the run in Impact Wrestling before ever signing with WWE, where he of course wrestled on NXT as Karrion Kross. His run in NXT was exemplary, but the minute he was brought to the main roster, WWE’s creative department clearly dropped the ball, and instead of allowing him to develop as he had in NXT, they dressed him in atrocious attire and limited his time on the microphone. He of course has since been released from WWE, but all of that is perhaps old news.
Interestingly enough, before he signed with WWE, he has now made apparent, that he was possibly considering a run in AEW. He had actually posed the question to his fans on Twitter at that time, as to where he should go. It was while speaking to Chris Van Vliet, that he made these revelations and others:
“Around that time, I was trying to swerve people as to where I was going to go. At the time when I put the post out on Twitter, I already knew and I was trying my absolute best to protect that as much as I could…
I said, ‘Hey, where would you like to see me next?’ It was an overwhelming amount of people who wanted to see me go to AEW. I had that Peter Griffin moment like ‘Ahhh.’ …I know there are a lot of different ways to look at that, but one way I looked at it was, it kind of p***** me off…
It is my own doing; I understand it’s not meant to be this way. I thought to myself at the time when I saw an overwhelming amount of people wanted me to go to AEW over WWE or New Japan, ‘Why are people so convinced that I would find much more success in AEW vs. WWE?
Do they think that I can’t become successful in WWE? I’m going to show them that I can and I will.’ It was a done deal, pretty much, at that time. I understand, as time went on, they weren’t saying it in a resentful way; they were saying it because they thought I could probably find the best version of myself there.”via Chris Van Vliet on YT /cultaholic.com (Transcription)
On if he would have done well in AEW, he was also quite clear. He said:
“I’d probably still be wrestling…I’m sure I would have been happy and creatively fulfilled. All of my friends work for AEW. I had only a couple of friends work in WWE. I would have been in good company, not that I wasn’t in NXT, the locker room is awesome there. I think I would have loved it.”via Chris van Vliet on YT /cultaholic.com (Transcription)
It is still unclear as to what his next move is, but it would seem like pro wrestling fans are willing to look past the disastrous gimmick he was dealt on the main roster before his release.
Kross is a top talent in the industry for sure, and wherever he goes, he’s sure to dominate if surrounded by those that know his worth. Perhaps a run in AEW is imminent. Fingers ‘K’rossed, dear readers.
Billy Gunn files trademark for ‘New Age Outlaws’
The New Age Outlaws are definitely one of the greatest tag teams the WWE has ever seen. Their career and accomplishments have been well documented and for most if not all of you dear readers, we don’t really need to go into their exploits and various runs.
Of course, by now you all know that the Road Dogg was released from his position as producer on NXT, and the rumblings have already begun as to if the D-O Double G is headed to AEW, as we previously reported.
Now this: According to a report at cultaholic.com, Billy Gunn has registered for a trademark specifically for ‘The New Age Outlaws.’
The trademark is specifically detailed as follows: “Hats; Shirts; Socks; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts…Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Entertainment services, namely, wrestling exhibits and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, live appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional wrestling and sports entertainment personality; Entertainment services, namely, televised appearances by a professional wrestler and sports entertainment personality; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network.”
-Transcription via cultaholic.com
To see them together in AEW would indeed be the cherry on the cake as far as amazing things happening in AEW…a company that is clearly bringing to the forefront what a lot of pro wrestling fans can usually only dream about.