Why Karrion Kross vs. Santos Escobar didn't take place Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 02/18/2021 at 11:01 AM
Karrion Kross vs. Santos Escobar was announced for this week's episode of WWE NXT but the match did not take place as advertised. Instead, Escobar cut a promo from his car and said that he wasn't going to compete. NXT commissioner William Regal ended up ordering Escobar to show up next week for a match against Kross or be stripped of the Cruiserweight title.
Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed what happened:
“There was a medical reason that I heard yesterday, Tuesday, that the match wasn’t going to take place. It’s not a storyline, it was a storyline out of necessity, and not a planned storyline.
The match was supposed to happen on tonight’s show, but it could not. I was really surprised that they announced it for next week, but they did.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)