WWE SmackDown Superstar Karrion Kross appeared on the Out of Character podcast, where he talked about a variety of topics such as how he wasn't apprehensive at all about returning to the WWE and how he's more confident now in shooting down an idea that he knew wouldn’t work.
Karrion Kross said:
“I wasn’t apprehensive at all. 99% of your success in this industry comes down to your ability to compose yourself under stress and pressure. I knew, coming back, what I felt I should say. I felt better with myself in terms of feeling confident to shoot down an idea or a theme or a project that I knew wouldn’t work. On top of that, the NXT run that they gave me, it was a murder run. They literally had me clean out everybody and everything. Complete clean kills on everybody. I had no reason to believe that anything would become weird or not work out or something like that. This is the one thing they’re asking me to do that I’m not totally 100% on; how foolish would it look, the one time they asked me to do this thing, if I said no? All of that was in my head at the time.”
Karrion Kross also talked about how Triple H is the easiest boss that he has ever had and worked with in terms of being accessible to bounce ideas off of and how he is everyone’s favorite boss and brings out the best version of all of them.
Karrion Kross said:
“Coming back, I didn’t have any of those things to be worried about. Out there, outside of WWE, financially, my wife and I were good and we were having fun and working on different projects. We’ve always loved working for Hunter. He’s like the easiest boss that I’ve ever had in terms of being accessible to discuss ideas with. On the flip side, he may not tell you this, but excellence is expected. He has a high standard for all of his talents to meet. He’s easy to talk to and everyone’s favorite boss, we all know that he expects us to bring it. That brings out the best version of all of us and is one of the main reasons people like to work with him. When we have a show, he’s out there at ringside with everybody and doing everything. We’re very lucky to have that.”
You can check out Karrion Kross' comments at this link. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.