Former NXT Champion Karrion Kross has shown off his new look since leaving WWE and discussed the look that he adopted in the company.
Kross joined WWE in the spring of 2020 as part of the NXT roster. The former IMPACT Wrestling standout spent his time on the then-black and gold brand accompanied by his fiancée Scarlett as he shot to the top by winning the NXT Championship twice.
Karrion Kross made his main roster debut in WWE in July 2021 where he was defeated in just over a minute by Jeff Hardy ending his one-on-one undefeated record in the company.
On the 4th of November, the news broke that Kross was among eighteen superstars released from their WWE contracts with Scarlett as well as the likes of Keith Lee and Nia Jax also on the chopping block.
Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Kross discussed the thought process that went into shearing his locks, while showing off his new full head of hair:
“I become very committed to character work, and I thought the character would best be presented and suited as bald because there are a lot of character patterns and behavioral personality traits associated with people who shave their head. You can’t style it, you can’t put product in it.”
“For someone who is tactical, for someone who doesn’t care to participate in society and certain levels of social dynamics…they would shave their head because they are going in for war. I felt that the character presentation at the time would not be concerned about having hair.”
Following his WWE departure, Kross wasted no time in criticising the widely-panned helmet that he latterly wore during his brief time on Raw.