Reigning NXT Champion Karrion Kross made his Monday Night Raw debut on this week’s show, losing to Jeff Hardy in a non-title match in one minute and forty seconds. This was Kross’ first loss in a singles match at any level in WWE and it seemed to be his official debut on the main roster. Such a loss was quite the surprise and it seems that some people are not happy.
According to Fightful Select, one unnamed wrestler said that they felt “a message was being sent” with Kross’ loss, though it was not clear what kind of message it was supposed to be. Some wrestlers are said to be annoyed for the NXT wrestlers, such as Finn Balor, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano and others, who worked to make Kross look like a star. The feeling was said to be disappointed rather than angry, though Kross was said to be upbeat despite the loss.
Kross is in a weird place. Check out his time on Monday Night Raw and in NXT: