Karrion Kross doesn't listen to the negative noise surrounding his push in NXT.
Karrion Kross rose to the top of NXT in quick fashion last year, capturing the NXT Championship within mere months of his debut. Unfortunately, an injury set all of that progress back to square one on the very same night that he won the championship.
Now, he is prepared to once again recapture the crown, only this time, he looks to defeat Finn Balor instead of Keith Lee.
Speaking with Steve Muelhausen from DAZN, Kross revealed that he isn't too concerned with those who choose to look at his push in a negative light. Rather, he believes that he is the change and the answer that most audience members have been looking for.
"For starters, I don't pay any attention to that. But for the sake of entertaining the notion, first of all, I got really thick skin except when you start trashing Demolition Man. Bro, don't think I forgot. Okay, first of all, it's on my mind. I approach it from two different things, two different ways. Number one, everybody wants to see you do well until they feel like you're doing better than they'd like you to do. That's life in general. On that notion, people always say they want change. People like to see change and all things, right? But they want to see change on their terms. Too bad. Look at it like this. This is a success story if you really think about it. If you remove me from it and just look at a person, not Karrion Kross, a person coming in and finding success like this. This can happen to other people.
"I feel like my story right now is a success over the status quo. People don't like status quo. They don't like it. If you think about it like that, I am the change that people are always asking for. I am the change that people are always looking for. People want to see things get shaken up immediately. If you look at it and observe like that, that's exactly what I'm doing. The other thing I would tell them, ‘Hey, if you're not sold on me, keep watching because I've heard that before’. I have a lot of fans right now that are diehard fans of mine that weren't big on me to begin with. Know at the end of the day, everything that I do is in the interest of entertaining you. So eventually, I'll get you. Believe me."
In a different interview, The former NXT Champion explained just how devastating it was for him to lose everything he had worked for so quickly. You can read his comments at this link.