Following speculation that John Cena is returning to WWE, a top NXT star has once again called out the 16-time World Champion.
In recent months, Karrion Kross has teased a feud with the former WWE Champion. Kross has now noted that he wants to stand across the ring from Cena in the very near future.
Speaking with BT Sport, Kross confirmed that John Cena is his dream opponent, noting that he’s ready for The Champ. Believing that he’s on the same wavelength as Cena, Kross explained that it would be an honor to battle the decorated star.
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“I have a few, but to narrow it down to one, John Cena would be the match that would I be interested in for the immediate future,” Kross responded. “Everyone has already called out The Rock and Brock Lesnar, and everyone has exercised interest in seeing Scarlett and myself vs. The Fiend and Alexa Bliss.
“But having the opportunity to work with John Cena on a big stage, hopefully with people, would be awesome. I think it would be a battle of two generations. I attribute a lot of my modern-day inspirations to his generation. I’ve never met the guy before, but it’s very easy to see that he’s one of the hardest working people in the history of this industry. He’s the reason why a lot of us have jobs today. Personally, it would be an honor to work with him.”
“I am humble about where I am, and I’m definitely not trying to ride his coattails. I just think it would be an awesome match, and the chemistry we would have in the ring would shock people. And I just have a feeling, even though we’ve never met, that we think a lot alike. Usually, when I get that [intuition] about people, I am generally right.”
Recently Cena fuelled speculation surrounding his return by posting an image of the WWE logo on Instagram. Cena has previously posted a photo of Kross on his social media.
At NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Kross defeated Finn Balor to win the NXT Championship. Kross is yet to be defeated in singles competition for the Gold Brand.
A match between Karrion Kross and Kyle O’Reilly was recently teased. O’Reilly has now explained the origins of his “Kool Kyle” gimmick.
Quote via Wrestling Inc.