Killer Kross will return to Major League Wrestling at their Superfight event on 26 February in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The former NXT Champion was revealed to be returning to the Court Bauer-helmed promotion during the 10 February broadcast of MLW’s weekly FUSION show. This will mark Kross’ first match in MLW since the 14 March 2020 episode of the aforementioned broadcast, though this was taped at the start of February. He signed for WWE not long after the taping.
After a few weeks of being teased, Kross’ return was formally confirmed in a dark vignette at the end of a Superfight card rundown. Although his opponent is yet to be revealed, the likes of Jacob Fatu, Myron Reed, TJP, and fellow NXT alum EJ Nduka are also set to be in attendance without scheduled foes.
— MLW SuperFight • Charlotte • 2/26 (@MLW) February 11, 2022
In a press release posted by MLW, they reported that Kross was walking through their new open door policy:
“Tick tock… time has run out and Killer Kross has walked through MLW’s open door policy, looking for a fight on February 26 at MLW SuperFight hosted by the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping. Buy tickets.
For weeks a mosaic of madness in the form of “messages” have aired on MLW programming with disturbing imagery as well as some curious symbols of hourglasses, white rabbits and a certain Dodge Charger en route to an unknown location. Now we know the destination: MLW… and the driver: Killer Kross.
A harbinger of chaos, the 6’4″ fighter has been a threat wherever he’s battled. Now, the Las Vegas native is looking for a fight… and he will get one February 26 when he enters MLW at SUPERFIGHT.
League officials are negotiating an opponent for the dangerous underground combat fighter.”
Killer Kross’ WWE signing was confirmed on 4 February 2020 during a WWE Backstage episode, with his first televised appearance coming during the 8 April NXT broadcast. He appeared in a car, alongside Scarlett, watching Johnny Gargano. Adopting the new moniker of Karrion Kross, he became a two-time NXT Champion during his time in the promotion.
After a short – and ill-fated stint on the main roster – Kross would be released on 4 November, with his ninety-day non-compete clause having expired at the start of February.