Interactive Wrestling Radio on Wrestling Epicenter recently spoke to Killer Kross for an interview. You can see highlights below, and the full interview at this link.
Why he resisted pro wrestling before he caved into the temptation:
"I really did not think I had a shot at becoming the person that I am today character presentation wise. It was just a case of not having a support system to pursue it and being better at other things that provided me a very comfortable living. It just dawned on me that being financially stable does not equate to being fulfilled in life. I have a variety of different occupations I could always fall back on and have that white picket fence kind of thing. But, I wanted to be fulfilled. And, I have always loved pro wrestling ever since I was a kid. I pulled the trigger on it one day. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I went in different directions but I just realized this was never going to go away - I have to try it. In the back of my mind, I always had this phobia that once I did, it was going to take over my life. I always loved watching it. I knew it so well! I knew once I got my hands in it and started to play, that is exactly what happened!"
On his present run with Impact Wrestling:
"I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't mean this in a derogatory way but I have enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I was going to because I have been given a lot of creative freedom as far as the things that I have been doing - So much that we don't really have time to get into here. But, I've been able to take things that I've done elsewhere and independently really breathe here. That was always my intention. I've been getting this ready, what people are watching, for a long time on my own accord. So when people say about this so authentically, they really don't realize I have been in this skin for a really long time. The fact that I am able to show people this - The odds of that happening are slim to none. But, the writers believed in this when they saw it. That had a big part in it. Because, they see everything. They are very over-critical for good reason. They oversee everything. They were like, "This needs to be on television." I said, "Yeah, you're right. It does! So, lets get it out there!" (laughs)"
On the rumors that WWE had high interest in him shortly after his Impact debut:
"That is absolutely true. Yes. (laughs) Everything happens for a reason. I don't say this in a negative way but I don't think people in WWE internally or the fan base would have had any idea how to receive this character if I had went there first with it. That has a lot to do with their general platform and their presentation. I don't think they would have known how to implement this character. So, the fact that it is happening elsewhere... Maybe one day there will be a time and a place for this guy on that stage. But, this (Impact) is the perfect place to be doing this."