Former NXT Champion to Make New Japan Debut!

The WWE released Karrion Kross, now going by his old Killer Kross moniker is set to debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling's United States-based offshoot, Strong, next month

Former NXT Champion to Make New Japan Debut!

NJPW released the news of Kross’s debut via Twitter on Tuesday, revealing that the former NXT Champion will be working the April 1st, 2022 Lonestar Shootout event which is set to take place in Dallas, Texas.


In the video contained in the above Tweet, Kross calls out NJPW legend Minoru Suzuki. The Suzuki-gun leader is yet to issue a response to Kross’s challenge, it appears NJPW is may be seriously looking at a Kross/Suzuki match up for Lonestar Shootout, which will take place as part of WrestleCon event over the WrestleMania 38 weekend.

Kross, a two-time NXT Champion was released by WWE last November and recently returned to the independent circuit, returning to his Killer Kross moniker. So far Kross has made appearance for Warrior Wrestling, WrestlePro and MLW while also being announced for the Control your Narrative event to be held in Dallas on March 31st, 2022. 

Kross was signed by WWE in February 2020 and was instantly booked as an unstoppable force in NXT where he quickly gained momentum and captured the NXT Championship before 

Signed by WWE in February 2020, Kross was booked to a near-unstoppable level in NXT, where he quickly captured the title before being injured in August 2020. After returning from his injury Kross was catapulted back into the spotlight where he regained the NXT Championship from Finn Balor in April 2021 before dropping the title to Samoa Joe upon his return to the Black & Gold brand. From here Kross was moved up to the main roster where he was booked into a disastrous gimmick that was plagued with bad booking and horrid gimmick presentation. 

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