Karrion Kross’ loss at RAW debut leads to ‘significant frustration’ backstage. The reigning NXT Champion was handed his first loss this Monday.
NXT Champion Karrion Kross finally made his main roster debut this Monday on RAW only to be handed his first ever loss in the promotion. What makes matters worse is that it was a throwaway match with no build or acknowledgement. It certainly left fans asking why and as it turns out, many backstage feel the same way.
According to a report from Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful Select there was “significant frustration” backstage about how several Superstars worked so hard to make Kross look like unbeatable only for him to lose to Jeff Hardy in under two minutes!
JEFF HARDY HAS JUST PINNED THE #WWENXT CHAMPION KARRION KROSS!!!!!!
AND NO MORE WORDS IS BACK! pic.twitter.com/9XlLf3dBtQ
— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2021
Karrion Kross’ loss at RAW debut leads to ‘significant frustration’ backstage
“There was significant frustration from those we spoke to about how Finn Balor, Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, Santos Escobar, Oney Lorcan and others had worked hard to help make Kross as dominant as possible.”
The report also added that Kross’ treatment has led many to believe that this is how the NXT brand is viewed by higher-ups “as a whole.”
“The general mood of those that we spoke to was a “not mad, disappointed” vibe, as they felt this represented how the NXT brand was viewed by higher ups as a whole.”
Much Frustration, Shock, Backstage In NXT Over Karrion Kross Raw Loss
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) July 20, 2021
Considering Kross’ promo after the match, the story seems to be heading to a demolition of Jeff Hardy at the hands of the NXT Champion. One has to ask however, why even book him to lose in the first place? Espescially considering how protected he is in the brand he is currently champion of.
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