Karrion in the Crosshairs
Since he left the "black and gold" brand there has been nothing but negativity given toward the former NXT World Champion Karrion Kross. Kross has been repackaged more then once since his arrival on Raw and given a new attire various times. From the start it seems like WWE has no idea what direction to send the former two time NXT champion. Kross was presented as the most dangerous man in NXT and a very violent individual. Initially it seemed like they had a good idea for Kross having him struggle for a time before Scarlett would join him and refocus him like he had been in NXT. However, it's been long enough that you wonder where Scarlett is and when she'll be appearing on the main roster.
Comparable in my opinion to Samoa Joe when the "Samoan Submission Machine" first appeared in TNA back in the day or Taz in ECW anyone with a dangerous submission has no reason not to be treated as a madman. Look at Kross's expression anytime the Kross Jacket is locked in on his opponent and tell me he doesn't look like someone who enjoys inflicting pain on his opponent. WWE made it happen years ago with Chris Masters and his "Master Lock Challenge" they put over a submission as unbreakable.
Kross might be on the wrong side of thirty, but so is most of the WWE roster at this point and reality is take a chance and run with him while he has something to give the company. Investing in one wrestler and not in the roster as a whole prevents the company from having depth or the ability to move roster members in and out of spots. Kross proved that when healthy he can be a top star and an asset to the company or give him a run.
Fans were excited to see Kross's arrival on the main roster, but disappointed to see the changes that were made by management on the main roster. Imagine if upon his arrival the main focus was placed on him and not his appearance. Think about if the importance was placed on his unbreakable submission hold rather then wearing some sort of BDSM outfit. The "Kross Jacket" could be an unbreakable submission hold with one question being brought up every match wondering when or if the submission would ever be broken. Placing the importance on the move instead of the person improves the presentation of the star and allows the fans to invest in the move and prompts depth in the character. Depth in the character or allowance for emotional investment is something that WWE has been lacking for many years.
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