The current WWE NXT Champion Karrion Kross recently revealed how he returned so soon from the shoulder injury he picked last year. He had to relinquish the NXT title that he won at NXT Takeover: XXX after he defeated Keith Lee.
Karrion Kross made his professional wrestling debut in 2015 under the Global Force Wrestling promotion of Jeff Jarrett. We work in the Impact wrestling and some independent promotions before he was signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment in 2020. At first he made an appearance on Monday night RAW, later he was signed in the NXT.
Karrion Kross Talks His Shoulder Injury; How He Returned So Soon
From the very first day of his NXT debut, WWE is treating him as a big and strong force. She is match against Keith Lee at NXT Takeover: XXX was really loved by the fans. He defeated Keith Lee to grab his first NXT Championship. But he has to relinquish the Championship because of a shoulder injury that he suffered in that time.
He was given another chance to Grab the NXT Championship after he returned. He challenged Finn Balor for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover: Stand and Deliver where he defeated the demon King to earn his second NXT World Championship. Currently, keep going really strong as the ultimate champion of NXT.
Recently the NXT Champion Karrion Kross spoke to Corey Graves at WWE After The Bell where he revealed how he returned so soon from the shoulder injury he picked last year. He said;
“Psychologically, it was difficult. I had to take it one day at a time. Just the realization of what you love to do, and you can’t do this for a period of time. That was rough, but physically, I would go see WWE Medical four to five days a week.
“Then, I would go home and I would research all day testimonials from other people who had the injury and I would listen to what they did. I would look up really high level athletes that were in the Olympics or in the NFL, see if they had the injury, and see if they went back to playing or competing, which they did.
“That helped me because if one person figured out how to do it, that means to me that another person can. You just have to put your time, energy, and your faith in the process. I would come home and continue doing rehab at the house. I would rehab nonstop to be honest with you. I was icing my soldier eight times a day, and I ate as clean as I possibly could. There were a series of different time frames as to when they thought I could come back. For whatever reason, they were leaning towards 9-12 months.
“When they told me that, I was concerned about a lot of things. I don’t know how my body is going to respond to being in the ring again with how it is now. That was pretty terrifying to think about, but to be sidelined that long, coming off of that where I was in my career, I was concerned. I took it day by day.
“What can I do today to improve the immediate situation? I can’t get caught up on where I’m going to land and things. That’s not going to produce any positive results. It’s going to put me in a really bad place psychologically, so I focused on the day until I got to the day I wanted to be in, so that’s how that worked.”
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