Karrion Kross On Scarlett’s Influence: She Has Been ‘Immeasurably Important’
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Following his victory at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, NXT Champion Karrion Kross’ reign atop the black-and-gold brand is still going strong.
Kross’ on-screen pairing with his real-life girlfriend, Scarlett Bordeaux remains one of the most remarkable aspects of NXT, as the duo is renowned for their natural chemistry and their compelling characters.
In a recent appearance on WWE After The Bell, Kross described how influential Scarlett has been on his life, personally and professionally. He noted that Scarlett has personally supported him throughout the pandemic, and she also credited her experienced mind for the business.
“Personally and professionally, while her and I think very much alike, we both complement each other in the opposite directions as well,” said Kross. “I mean personally, she’s the love of my life. I have found, especially during the pandemic period, I haven’t seen my family in almost two years. It’s been rough. So having her with me during this time period has been immeasurably important. So yeah there’s that.
“Professionally, we work really well together. And I’m saying this respectfully, while she hasn’t been in the ring for 10 years, she has 10 years in the business. A lot of people don’t realize that. She’s been in and around and working with television wrestling for 10 years, so she understands a lot of things that wouldn’t probably occur to most people for a shorter time period.”
Kross also explained how Scarlett helps him flesh out ideas in a constructive manner, and he emphasized the cohesive nature of pairing.
“When Scarlett and I are collaborating on ideas, if I’m creatively blocked, she’s able to kind of segue in and basically kind of like help me bridge where I can’t pick up off of,” said Kross. “We’re not butting heads, it’s just, she knows what it all is. She can see it and anything she’s given, she just crushes. Her and I are always surprised so surprised how cohesive this actually works all the time. It just works really, really well.”
The full interview is available here: