After four months of appearing on NXT’s weekly show, Karrion Kross headlined a TakeOver event for the NXT Championship and defeated the-then champion Keith Lee to win his first title in WWE. Kross suffered a separated shoulder during the match.
Kross along with Scarlett opened tonight’s episode of NXT and he revealed that he’ll be relinquishing the NXT Championship because of said injury.
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Following TakeOver, Kross did an interview with ESPN and told the publication about his separated shoulder but stated that he does not expect to miss a great deal of time.
“I will get the professional, educated opinion on what the severity of it is. But it’s definitely separated. I won’t beat around the bush about that. As the saying goes, it’s not ballet. I feel mixed emotions right now. The whole situation is very bittersweet. I think from a natural place, I’m always a very motivated individual. I’m a solution-based thinker, rather than a pity-based thinker.
From my point of view, no [I won’t be out for a significant period time. Due to] how I feel and what I’ve heard, I don’t know. I’m very intuitive with my body. And the range of emotion[s] that I have right now, while it’s not what I would like it to be, for me personally, it would indicate to me that I’m going to get be able to get through this without any sort of extreme measures, so to speak. In my opinion, today.”