Killer Kross and Scarlett have revealed they will never return to IMPACT Wrestling, despite their free agent status.
Killer Kross and Scarlett were both victims of the 4 November mass WWE releases, joining the likes of Keith Lee, Mia Yim, and Nia Jax in being cut from Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant, ending their tenure after just under two years. Currently free agents on the independent circuit, the pair are adamant about never returning to IMPACT Wrestling.
Scarlett confirmed the news when partaking in a virtual signing for Captain’s Corner, saying very simply that there would be no return for her and Kross to the Anthem-helmed promotion (h/t Wrestling Inc.):
“We’re never going back to Impact. Never.”
Killer Kross and Scarlett were oddly kept apart when they appeared for IMPACT, though Kross did manage to challenge for the World Championship at one point. In the same chat, Scarlett also revealed how she and Killer Kross almost ended up in another promotion prior to signing with WWE in 2020, though she was clever by refraining from releasing the name of the company:
“I was going to sign with a different company that wasn’t WWE. I was looking at some, some contracts and the contract didn’t look so great. My mom was telling me she had a bad feeling about it. I had a bad feeling about it. And then I was thinking ‘I feel like I have to reach out to WWE one more time because if I sign this, and I feel in my gut something’s not right with this, and then, let’s say I get a call from WWE later, I would be heartbroken.’
A successful tenure in NXT saw the then-Karrion Kross achieve two NXT Championship reigns with Scarlett as his valet was then stripped away from the duo when Kross jumped to the main roster in the summer of 2021. The future looked bleak from the offset for Kross, with Scarlett nowhere to be seen, making their release all the less surprising.
Having had their ninety-day non-compete clauses expire at the beginning of February, Killer Kross and Scarlett have already made themselves known in Warrior Wrestling, Major League Wrestling, and WrestlePro, with Kross also set to debut with New Japan Pro-Wrestling in April.