Karrion Kross has caught the attention of John Cena.
On April 16, Kross responded to a fan suggesting Cena should exit on a high note by facing Kross in his final match.
Kross replied, "I would be honored...And VERY ready."
Cena took to Instagram to post one of his legendary photos with no captions of the reigning NXT Champion. Kross responded in kind with a no caption photo of Cena.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Kross said about a potential match with Cena,
“As for John Cena, I haven’t met him yet but a fan online had suggested that his last match be against me,” Kross said. “I would certainly never suggest that, but I would very much like to work with him before he hangs it up. He’s a person who improved our industry through authenticity and hard work, which in return gave us all greater opportunities to pursue this as a dream job. He raised the bar for future generations and he’s someone we should all want to work with. I hope he comes back full-time at some point. When I was injured, I remembered people calling him Super Cena because of how fast he recovered from injuries. That was also a bit of inspiration to me as well—that if there was a way to do this, he figured it out, and I would, too.”
Kross recovered from a separated shoulder in less than four months at the end of 2020.
I would be honored...— Karrion Kross (@WWEKarrionKross) April 17, 2021
And VERY ready. https://t.co/Ar6Ikwhwmx
Cena has not appeared on WWE television since disappearing in the Firefly Fun House match against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 35.
Kross regained the NXT Championship by defeating Finn Balor at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver night two.
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