IMPACT star Killer Kross was a recent guest on the WINCLY to give his thoughts on AEW, and reveals that he was in attendance for Double or Nothing back in May, which took place in Kross’ hometown of Las Vegas.
I think it’s awesome. Scarlett and I were actually at Double or Nothing]and saw it live. We barely ever watch shows because we’re in them and I don’t think I’ve been to a show in a really long time where people have been weeping in the audience. That’s really special when that happens.
He would specifically mention Dustin versus Cody as a highlight of the evening.
You can’t manufacture that moment; you’ve got to have something really powerful there. It was really cool to be in the arena around that sort of energy that moved people like that. It was really awesome. Aside from that, the entire wrestling card was cool. I have a ton of friends in AEW and I went out there to support them and was so happy for them. So many of those guys needed that break and I was so happy to see them get it. I’m very excited for their future and I think their future is really bright.
As mentioned in his quote, Kross attended the show with his girlfriend and former IMPACT Knockout Scarlett Bordeaux. When asked about her future, Kross had this to say.
I think people are just interested to see where free agents are going to be going. Fans have expressed for the last year-and-a-half that they wanna see her in AEW amongst a lot of other people. She’s a person that people are interested in seeing elsewhere on a bigger stage.
Finally, Kross discusses his style of wrestling, and comments on what it’s like to be a big guy in today’s wrestling circuit.
I think the general direction that things are moving in in terms of the majority of what people are seeing in pro wrestling is sort of like a hybrid lucha libre style. There’s a lot of lucha libre in western or modern pro wrestling, now more than ever. I’m a great base and I did lucha libre and worked in Mexico for almost four years, and I don’t necessarily incorporate it into my style, but I know how to play with it and engage it.
He continued, explaining how a variety of styles is good for an audience.
I think I’m probably a pleasure to work with versus some of the lucha libre hybrid-style guys because I’m not landing on anyone. So, I’m kind of a breath of fresh air. It wouldn’t be conducive to a successful show to book eight or nine matches all of the same style People get burned out after 30 minutes. How many times can you see a flying something before the audience stops reacting? …For instance a little bit of comedy, a technical wrestling match, a big man match, a hybrid lucha libre-style…On a seven-to-nine match card there’s enough room to put those players in there. Then if you want to top it off with a crazy name where everything is in there, you put Pentagon in there.