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Karrion Kross On The Idea Behind His Ring Gear, Not Sure Who Came Up With Mask

October 6, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Karrion Kross’ ring gear has inspired quite the reaction since he debuted with it on Raw, and he discussed the concept behind it in a new interview. Kross was a guest on Table Talk and discussed the gladiator-style gear, which was inspired by a look he wore on NXT.

Asked who came up with the mask, Kross said (per Fightful), “I’m not entirely sure at this point. I had received a briefing about, I guess it was a creative team conversation, a series of people attempting to expand on the original concept that was presented during NXT. I guess it was a team of people.”

He continued, “The direction I think they were attempting to go in was essentially a gladiator idea. I had introduced the lower body gear at NXT when I competed against Finn Balor to get the title back. My original concept was like, this feels like what the coliseum days would be like. We’re in a circular area with people around. With the character presentation of Karrion Kross and the development, this wasn’t just a regular match people were getting into. Win or lose, you might not be coming out the same way. I was attempting to project that sort of energy into it. What they wanted to do when I was coming up was play off of that. That’s where we’re at with it.”

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