WWE star Karrion Kross who is a former WWE NXT Champion recently revealed how he got his doomsday persona. He said he was inspired by Dark City movie as well as Richard Nixon documentaries.
Karrion Kross started his professional wrestling career back in 2015. He was sold all over America and other countries and work in various professional wrestling promotions such as the Lucha Underground, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. He also had a decent time in the Impact Wrestling. We bought on the independent circuit for quite a while as well and also won a number of championships from all over the independent promotions.
Karrion Kross Reveals How He Got His Doomsday Persona
In 2020 he came to WWE as a part of the Development Territory of the promotion the NXT. From the very first day of joining the promotion he had been treated as a big deal. He even won the WWE NXT Championship two times in total. She had an undefeated streak for quite a while before finally losing the title at NXT Takeover 36 to Samoa Joe.
After losing the NXT Championship to the Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe he permanently left NXT for Monday Night RAW. The beginning of his main roster journey did not go very well as he lost two matches in his first three against Jeff Hardy and Keith Lee. But after that is going quite strong and literally squashing his opponents.
Karrion Kross who is a former WWE NXT Champion recently spoke to Table Talk where he revealed how he got his doomsday persona. He said he was inspired by Dark City movie as well as Richard Nixon documentaries. He said;
“Well, when I first broke out of the business at the independent level, I was looking at everyone who is currently on the local show that I was in when I got my break in Las Vegas. Everyone seemed to have all of the –, and I don’t mean this pretentiously at all. They just they have the usual suspects of gimmicks, all on the show. There was a shoot wrestler on the show. There was the loudmouth. There was like a Honky Tonk spin-off. There was like a group of dark figures that were there.
“There was the big man, the small man, David, Goliath, all that. I was like, I want to get on the show, and I understand the concept of you’re getting on the show because you’re supposed to be contributing to the program, not just getting to wrestle, everyone wants to wrestle, like how can you contribute to the program. So I was thinking about some of my immediate interests in terms of character development, and what I like to watch what I was into, and at the time, a movie was on called Dark City.
“I don’t know if anybody would be able to find it, it’s a little bit of like an obscure film, but it had a lot to do with time. Then following that, I was watching a lot of programs about the Richard Nixon administration era, and at that time, they introduced something called the doomsday clock.
“And it was basically like this propaganda piece that was like just terrifying people every single night they come on, they’d have this clock, and they were talking about the Cold War and all this stuff going on in Russia and like they were telling people like you know, as this conflict begins to expand the clock is going down and we’re going to be through the war like they were just terrorizing people every night and they put the TV on and watch it was insane.
“And I was just thinking myself like I can’t imagine a world that was like that, where they were just like gassing people up every night with this and then I kind of at the time I married the two things that I was watching something semi-supernatural with time and clocks and that time period where you’re telling people, Hey, I’m coming for you, and here’s the clock, and it’s ticking down, and I thought that now there’s clocks and time everywhere.
“Anytime anyone sees the time or clock, they begin thinking about this character. And so that just began to develop and expand, and I have a bit of a shoot background, and so I kind of wanted to marry the larger than life ideology of character work, and then the shoot stuff where people were seeing on TV with combat sports, so that’s how I developed that character.”
H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone