Karrion Kross was forced to vacate the NXT title shortly after winning it. He suffered a shoulder injury while defeating Keith Lee at TakeOver XXX in August - then exited the stage as mysteriously as he’d arrived on it.
His partner Scarlett offered a promising update on his rehabilitation last month, and now Kross himself has posted a couple videos to Instagram that give the impression he could be returning to Wednesday night television very soon.
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I have deliberately neglected to answer any questions about my health from fans since August 22nd for a variety of reasons. I see them everyday though. And the check in’s have been sincerely appreciated. However, Today I will answer your question. I feel absurdly stronger now than I did even before July. I have not squandered this time away. I have always been addicted to challenges and avenues of improvement since I was a small kid. And I see no point in returning if I’m not coming back even stronger than I was to begin with. See you all again when the T I M E is right. Which as you know... could be any second. Or maybe when you least expect it. #EXCELSIOR ⏳ ⏳ #TickTock
If workout videos and motivational self-talk aren’t your thing, he also posted this David Lynch-inspired teaser with Scarlett that delivers a similar message.
The NXT title is currently limbo as Finn Bálor recovers from a broken jaw. Bálor hasn’t been asked to vacate the belt despite his being out for a month and counting - and that would seem to be a good reason to Kross to resume wrecking $#!+ at the Capitol Wrestling Center, don’t you think?