Former NXT Champion Karrion Kross has responded to a challenge issued from ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton that stated he was awaiting his arrival on Monday Night Raw.
On February 2, 2021, former WWE Champion Randy Orton took to social media in order to invite the NXT powerhouse to WWE’s main roster where it was implied that the pair would make money together in a headline feud.
While the tweet was originally taken as the former ‘Legend Killer’ endorsing the NXT Superstar as a major player in the future, the destroyer was surprised to see the message the following morning and while he thinks the world of the legend, took it as just another facet of Randy’s sense of humour.
Joining Fox Sports for a sit-down interview, Kross responded to the challenge while stating his respect for a man like Randy Orton:
“I laughed about it because I had woke up that morning, did cardio, came back, and then I turned my phone on and that was the first thing I saw on social media. My first, immediate reaction, because I saw what time it was tweeted, I was like, ‘What?!? What is this?’ It was very late in the morning. I was like, ‘I clearly missed a very good time last night.’ But, yeah, it was very flattering and I thought it was awesome, and I think the world of him.
I’d even said this before, I think more people should be having fun on social media rather than keeping it like this overly serious, overly sensitive battle ground. I don’t know him personally, but I do know that the guy has a sense of humor. I’ve been aware of that for a time and as flattering as it was, I know he’s only kidding around. But, I can’t wait to work with him in the future. I’m definitely interested in doing that. In order for him to hit the RKO, he’s going to have to give me his back, and a lot of bad things can happen. Just thought I’d throw that out there for peace of mind.”
On the February 24 edition of NXT, Karrion Kross finally put an end to his ongoing with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar when he defeated the Mexican with the Hidden Blade.
Credit for the interview: FOX Sports
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.