Karrion Kross Discusses Scarlett’s Importance In His Presentation


In a recent appearance on the “Out of Character with Ryan Satin” podcast, former WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross touched on a variety of subjects, including his first main roster run, his and Scarlett’s WWE return in August last year, relishing the opportunity to travel together, Scarlett’s essential role in his presentation, and more.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:


Karrion Kross on Scarlett’s intuition about eventually returning to WWE: “Yeah, immediately. He [Triple H] said, ‘I want to jump on the call with the both of you.’ And we’re just like, ‘All right, here we go.’ She was always telling me, she’s like, ‘I’m telling you, one day that call’s coming.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, maybe.’ She’s like, ‘No, not maybe. I can feel it intuitively, we’re gonna be back there.’ And sometimes I thought so too, and then sometimes I thought, ‘You know, maybe not.’ Which would have been whatever it would have been.

Karrion Kross on travelling with Scarlett all over the world: “But we are so happy that we’re back. Not even just to be in front of the WWE Universe, but I don’t know, we just went to like five new countries over the last four or five months. Very first time we were ever in Scotland, very first time we were in Switzerland, Germany, Saudi Arabia. We’re flying all over the world together as a married couple being able to perform? It doesn’t get any better than that.”

Karrion Kross on Scarlett being an essential part of his presentation: “You know, right from the very beginning I looked at the functionality of how managers typically work in wrestling. And one thing before we got started in NXT was, I wanted to avoid accidentally creating a character to stand next to Karrion Kross that felt replaceable. Because some managers — you know, sometimes when somebody is watching something, it’s like, ‘You know, if that manager wasn’t standing next to a particular talent, then I don’t think it would make a difference. Or maybe the talent would be better off, or maybe the talent is overly dependent on the manager.’ I wanted to create a synchronicity between the two characters.

“And she totally understood that and was right on track with it where it’s like, ‘No, these characters work together. This type of energy that they feed off of.’ And we were working on that for a while. In different ways on the independents, we discovered that we like a lot of the same films and stuff like that. So, we were able to put that together. And I wanted this character to feel important — Scarlett, the character of Scarlett. Sometimes, her and I almost even think of Scarlett and Kross as a tag team instead of a wrestler and manager. So, I think with that notion and attention behind developing that, it’s why it comes off the way it does.”

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