WWE star Karrion Kross has revealed that he was ‘on the verge’ of signing a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC).
Kross and Scarlett made their surprise WWE returns on the August 5 edition of SmackDown, following Triple H taking over WWE creative. They had both been released by the company in November 2021.
On WWE After The Bell, Kross confirmed that he had a number of potential projects lined up before he returned to WWE.
Revealing that he almost became a BKFC fighter, Kross said:
“Here’s some breaking news. Daniel Gracie, who is one of our head instructors for Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he was encouraging me to relocate to Philadelphia and fight in UFC. On top of that, while that was going on, I was speaking to David Feldman from Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and I was on the verge of taking a three-fight deal.
“On top of that, we were getting involved in television projects and movies and stuff like that. It’s kind of funny how it all worked out. It kept getting pushed back for delays and had it not, and we signed on, there is a really good chance we may have not been able to come back when we got the call.
Commenting on their returns, Scarlett added:
“We had a lot of opportunities for signing for different companies and nothing ever felt right. We had one opportunity that would have, you would have made some quick cash, but I don’t think it would have been good for you long-term. It’s good that we waited.”
AEW’s Paige VanZant was originally scheduled to compete at BKFC 27 on August 20, but has been pulled from the event. VanZant recently commented on the situation.
Kross has yet to step into the ring following his WWE return, last wrestling during the July 31 Ric Flair’s Last Match show.
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