Karrion Kross discusses his on-screen feud with AJ Styles, praises Styles’ in-ring IQ

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The most recent match between Kross and Styles was at MSG.

This past Friday night on SmackDown from Madison Square Garden, A.J. Styles and Karrion Kross’ on-screen program continued. Their bout lasted under two minutes with Styles getting the victory. 

Mia Yim and Scarlett were ringside and Yim took out Scarlett who was attempting to assist Kross. On episode #366 of K100 w/ Konnan & Disco, Kross joined the show and talked about his current program and spoke highly of Styles’ in-ring IQ. 

It’s possible (that Scarlett might wrestle Mia Yim). We find out things somewhat last minute and we just roll with it. But yeah, it’s A.J. (Styles) and I have been working, he’s amazing to work with. Yeah, he’s the best. 

The thing that stands out to me with him — and I agree with everything that you (podcast co-host) just said (about Styles being a top 10 wrestler in history) — was he has a ring IQ of like nobody that I’ve probably ever met. I’ve met people with super high ring IQs. For anyone who’s not in the loop of what I mean by that is just like how you would structure a match for the time and place for people involved. The way he sees wrestling is like he was ahead of his time in my opinion when he was coming up in TNA and I still think in a lot of aspects, he’s still ahead of his time even present day. I think there’s things that he’s doing, there’s nuances in things he’s doing that people aren’t even picking up that people will study in probably a decade from now going, he was the only one doing that and I won’t say what it is but if you know, you know when you watch his work… 

In mid-June, Kross and Scarlett bested Styles and Yim in a mixed tag match. Kross’ most recent televised singles win was against Rey Mysterio in February

If the quote in this article is used, please credit K100 w/ Konnan & Disco with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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