Triple H Left “Dismayed” By Karrion Kross’ Original Main Roster Run

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After their shock return on SmackDown, more details have begun to emerge about the re-signing of Karrion Kross and Scarlett.

In the main event of the August 5th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, The Bloodline took to the ring to celebrate their recent victories at SummerSlam.

While The Usos defeated The Street Profits to retain their Unified Tag Team Championships, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar in one of the wildest Last Man Standing Matches in WWE history.

However, with Reigns in full flow he was interrupted by Drew McIntyre. A week previously, McIntyre had earned himself a shot at Reigns at Clash At The Castle with a win over Sheamus. But just as the Scottish star was sending his own message to the Tribal Chief he was blindsided by Karrion Kross as Scarlett stood at the top of the ramp.

After Kross laid out McIntyre, Scarlett approached the ring and left an hourglass on the mat as the show went off the air.

Karrion Kross and Scarlett had been released by WWE back in November, but joined Dakota Kai in returning to their former employer now that Triple H is Head of Creative.

A new report from Fightful Select has now offered a little more background regarding the decision to bring Kross and Scarlett back. Despite initial denials, the wheels were set in motion back on August 1st, with the two able to start with the company immediately.

Despite appearing with MLW, neither were under contract, and although they had been advertised for Control Your Narrative, they hadn’t committed to those dates either.

Triple H, who worked with Kross and Scarlett while they were with NXT, is said to be big fans of the act, and was “dismayed” with how Kross was treated on his first main roster run in summer 2021. By contrast, the duo have been installed as the number two heels on SmackDown behind only Roman Reigns.

Outside of WWE, Kross had been adamant that he wouldn’t appear without Scarlett, which led him to pass up the opportunity to work with AEW. While he wants his presentation moving forward to be very different to his aforementioned run on Raw.