Karrion Kross arrives on WWE Raw.
NXT Champion Karrion Kross made his WWE Raw debut on Monday, taking on Jeff Hardy. Kross tossed around Hardy for the majority of the match and was set to put Hardy away after a missing Swanton Bomb, but Hardy escaped the clutches of Kross and rolled him up, putting his feet on the ropes, for the victory.
After the match, Kross said Hardy had made the biggest mistake of his life.
Scarlett, who has been present next to Kross since his NXT debut in April 2020, was not by his side.
"@JEFFHARDYBRAND just made the biggest mistake of his life because in the end, everyone will fall and pray!"— WWE (@WWE) July 20, 2021
The #WWENXT Champion @WWEKarrionKross sends a warning to the Charismatic Enigma!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/QJUlYoRdgj
Kross is the reigning NXT Champion and is coming off a successful defense of the title on the July 13 episode of NXT, defeating Johnny Gargano. After the bout, he choked out Samoa Joe. Kross had been working dark matches and Main Event matches dating back to June 18.