Since returning to WWE in August 2022, Karrion Kross has struggled to get momentum behind him.
The star won his first major bout by defeating Drew McIntyre in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules in October. However, weeks later, McIntyre got his victory back in a Steel Cage and since then Kross has only picked up one sizeable win when he defeated Rey Mysterio on the February 24th edition of SmackDown.
Most recently, he suffered a defeat to Shinsuke Nakamura on the latest episode of the blue brand.
Dutch Mantell has harsh words for Karrion Kross
One man who has taken notice of Kross’ woes is wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell. Speaking on Smack Talk, Mantell had no sympathy for the star, saying something is “totally missing” with him.
“I have said it from the beginning, something is missing. Totally missing. When he does his interview, I don’t feel nothing.
“I mean, the girl [Scarlett Bordeaux], she has more interest than he does. They went to the ring with Nakamura and neither of them advances the needle.
“But you said Karrion Kross needs something, he needed something tonight, he didn’t get it which I think is very telling. I don’t think he’s going to advance because there’s nothing to advance at this point.
“That ticktock sh*t ain’t getting it. There’s something missing there. There is no intrigue about him, there’s no nothing.”
Going on, Mantell suggested Korss needs a “change of scenery”, and maybe even a change of career.
“Yeah, he needs the change of scenery alright. Like, get a job somewhere [else], go to work, delivering papers or something. I think they can do something with him but this is just not it.”
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.