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Karrion Kross Expects Next John Cena Or Roman Reigns To Come From NXT, Talks Title Match At NXT TakeOver: In Your House

June 13, 2021 | Posted by Blake Lovell
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In a recent interview on After the Bell with Corey Graves, Karrion Kross discussed his championship match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, representing the NXT brand, and much more. You can read highlights from Karrion Kross below.

Karrion Kross on Triple H’s reaction to his shoulder injury: “Once the show was over and the cameras were off, I was like, ‘I wonder how bad it is.’ And Hunter [Triple H] is walking down the stage towards me, and the look on his face, it was like he just saw a guy get hit by a car and explode. You think crazy things in that moment. You don’t wanna let it [the NXT Championship] go, and then we just kind of entered that period of recovery.”

On the upcoming Fatal Five-Way Match for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: In Your House: “I’m pumped. This is basically the Mount Rushmore of NXT all in one match. It’s the best of the best. I’m just very excited. Anything can happen as the company says, and there’s a very good chance anything will happen.”

On representing NXT as champion and the next WWE megastar potentially coming from the brand: “To me, NXT has always been the face of the future. I really truly believe that. I believe that anyone that’s going to do anything in WWE for the future – to be the next John Cena, to be the next Roman Reigns, the next Steve Austin, the next Rock, that whole line-up of people – I feel like these people are gonna come from NXT. That’s what I truly believe. If you’re not willing to meet the standard there, and the standard is very high and it gets higher and higher every few months or so, you’re gonna get swallowed up. It forces you to be the best version of yourself. You’ve gotta find it. Even when you think you’re the best version of yourself, you gotta dig a little bit deeper and find more. That’s what that place does. I’m very excited to see how far we’re all gonna be willing to go.”

If using any of the above quotes, please credit After the Bell with Corey Graves with an h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.