Former WWE Superstar Scarlett has surprisingly claimed that WWE wanted her to manage Damian Priest before she linked up with real-life partner Karrion Kross.
Scarlett Bordeaux signed with WWE in late 2019 after a successful try-out that September. She was later joined her by real-life partner Karrion Kross (Killer Kross) in February 2020. The pair made their debuts in NXT in May and remained together as Kross won, vacated and then won back the NXT Championship.
The couple remained together until Kross moved to the main roster in July. At this point, Scarlett disappeared from television, and didn’t make another appearance for WWE before being released in November 2021 alongside Kross.
While the pairing of the real-life couple might seem like an obvious way to use both talents, Bordeaux has now revealed that it wasn’t always the plan.
Speaking during a signing with Signed By Superstars, the former IMPACT Wrestling star explained that WWE planned for her to manage Damian Priest before it became clear that Kross would also be signing with the company.
“I don’t know if you know this, but the original plan was for me to manage Damian Priest because we weren’t sure if Kross was going to be free. Then Kross got signed,” revealed Scarlett Bordeaux.”
At the time Priest was still in NXT, where he won the North American Championship in the summer of 2020. In an interesting twist, Priest lost to Karrion Kross in his final match with NXT before moving to Monday Night Raw.
Since moving to the main roster at the 2021 Royal Rumble, Damian Priest has enjoyed a fine run losing only once in singles competition across television and pay-per-view. The former Ring of Honor star is the current United States Champion.
Following her release by WWE, Bordeaux has revealed that she will be launching an exclusive content account on December 21st. While announcing her new project, the star offered fans a sneak peak of the exclusive content heading their way.
H/t to HeelByNature for the transcription.