What was said just prior to Karrion Kross’ quick loss to Jeff Hardy

During an appearance on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, former WWE star Karrion Kross talked about his match against Jeff Hardy from the July 19th 2021 edition of WWE RAW…

“When I went up and they asked me to do the match with Jeff and put him over, I was like, ‘Sure, that’s fine.’ I grew up a fan of Jeff and getting to meet him and him being cool was an awesome experience, he’s literally one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. ‘That’s fine.’ One of the agents came to me and was like, ‘there’s a long-term plan for this so don’t sweat it and don’t worry.’ Okay, cool. I do my entrance and get out there. The ref comes to me and goes, ‘Hey, your 10 minute match is down to 90 seconds.’ First time we’re working on television, we don’t really know each other in the ring, our rhythm, they come back from commercial and I’m trying not to laugh. If you go back and watch, I’m smiling, closed mouth, trying to hold it back. As soon as Jeff got in the ring, I snatched him and called what we needed to do and that was it.”

“When I went back to NXT the next day, I spoke with someone there and I go, ‘look, my biggest fear right now is that there’s a hole being dug for me and I’m nervous that if I’m not permitted to crawl out of it myself and people absolve themselves of the creative situation, I’m not going to be a return of investment, I’m going to get fired. What do you think I should do? Part of this business is doing what you are told.’ My intuition was telling me that everything was off and felt wrong and I felt something bad coming four months before it happened, but everyone I talked to was like, ‘No, everyone loves you. There are no problems,’ but I felt it coming. I tried to, as professionally polite as I could, talk to people in the chain of command and be a good sport.” (quotes courtesy of Fightful.com)