If there’s no method in the madness, Killer Kross has made madness his better ally. Since his debut with Impact Wrestling, Kross has broken every rule, destroyed everyone he found on his way, made out of all the shots he was receiving some more reasons to show the nastiest, angriest, most psychotic side of him. Like we told you a few months ago, Killer Kross is not like every other wrestler. His only goal is to turn Impact Wrestling into a land of doom.
Currently, Kross is trying to slay 3 dragons at the same time, becoming Impact World Champion, setting Johnny Impact back on the right track, and of course, continue to build his path of doom on Impact. A little bird is telling us he will succeed… with all three of them…
SteelChair Magazine had the chance to talk to Killer Kross a few days ago. He talked about his ride with Impact Wrestling, his unique character and how Impact Wrestling allowed him to develop it the way he wanted it to, the secrets of his promos, and what the future may hold for him.
Two weeks ago, at “Uncaged”, you came up short on trying to become Impact World Champion and last Friday, it seems like your association with Moose took another turn. How do you think this story with Johnny Impact, Brian Cage and Moose can find an end?
The story is going to turn out however I wanted to turn it because I don’t always win per se but I’m always in control and time will tell.
It’s been a long time now since you and Johnny Impact had this love/hate relationship. It started in Lucha Libre AAA, it continues on Impact. How would you describe it?
John, in real life, is Superman, in comparison to the average person walking the street. John can do things that normal people can’t do, but what he’s been doing over the last few months is he’s been pretending that he’s World Champion and I have a very big problem with that. He is watering himself down to be relatable with the masses, he wants to be the company guy, he wants to be the face of the company. That’s not really who he is and I find that to be very irritating. I don’t want him to hide who he is. I’m going to keep showing up and keep terrorizing him and everything he does and his entire life until he shows his true face to the public and then once he does that, I’ll go away, I’ll calm down, I’ll let the whole thing go, we’ll let bygones be bygones.
How do you feel about the fact that you’ve been given such an important role on Impact right from the beginning?
I feel very grateful for the opportunity to showcase what I’m able to offer to the pro wrestling industry and the audience. It is a very fortunate position to be in and I’m enjoying every second of it.
Do you also think it was the right place to be able to develop such a deep, complex, strong character like the one of Killer Kross?
100 percent, I believe that Impact was the best place for the world to see Killer Kross because of the realities of how certain wrestling programs need their presentation to come off to the general public. I mean we know that sponsors, endorsers and affiliated groups have become offended with story arcs and some of the general presentation and the programming. So pro wrestling now, or sports entertainment, however you’d like to refer to it, doesn’t have the same presentation as it used to and people miss that older presentation and obviously, these programs need to do what’s best for business, which means making as much money as possible, so the show can go on, so people can get paid. I’m not oblivious to that but I would like to cater to groups of people who still watched pro wrestling or sports entertainment that miss what I’m doing right now because they can’t see it anywhere else, they really can’t. I’m glad to be the person to give that to them.
Was it obvious for you, right off the bat, to develop such a heel character and definitely choose the dark side?
I can go left or right, I don’t have a problem, per se, or weakness in portraying what people have seen as something agreeable or something they would disagree with. Right now, people would disagree with the lack of morals and character presentation of Killer Kross, but perhaps one day Killer Kross will become the People’s Executioner. Time will tell.
About the promos you’re doing, is it something that you’re working on your own or with the help of the producers, because there is something so surreal in them, they’re incredibly well-written?
Not to completely ruin the magic, but the way it works with me at least is I proved them that I can be trusted with guiding people watching this program into the narratives that are being written. So I’ve been extended a privilege to be able to just go out there and organically get to where they need me to get to.
I think, on my first day, I was given a script and I said I can do it, no problem, but if you want just to put the camera on and let me give you something and if you like it, let’s go from there. They said okay, so they put the camera on, I got to be Killer Kross, as I always do, and then they were like, okay, there’s no need to give this guy a script ever again.
What are your goals on Impact, out of your path of doom, and who are the wrestlers that you haven’t compete against yet you want to work with?
I would say Pentagon Junior and Fénix are two matches that I would like to have and people have been asking for those two matches for at least three years and no one has ever booked the matches. So Pentagon and Fénix would be probably two of the best matches I’ve ever had in
my opinion, I think.
You started in this business only a few years ago. Do you feel now that the fact of waiting and starting later was a good choice and allowed you to do something different?
Absolutely. I believe that your presentation in this business will come off a lot more sincerely with some more life experience you have. I got into this business in my late 20s and it provided me with a very interesting life before pro wrestling where I was able to travel the world and just grow and develop into a man, into an adult. I wouldn’t change anything, it’s hard for me to put into words but I’m very, very much at peace and very happy with the path that my life has been on and, leading to here, this is all tremendous and very happy.
Were you happy to be chosen by the fans as the Impact Wrestling ‘One to Watch’ in 2019?
I was very happy and I think they have a lot more to see out of me and it’s very difficult for me not to show them everything at once. I would say I have to exercise a lot of discipline on an episodic basis to not show them everything I can do but, so far, things are going very well. Every time they see me they’re going to see something new, a little bit different, everything that I do, and I think that’s a very intelligent way to keep people interested.
How do you balance working in Mexico with the US and what are the major differences with AAA’s approach compared to Impact Wrestling’s vision?
AAA and Impact are two totally different animals. Lucha Libre is a completely different style, presentation, and in-ring. Just the entire operation, that’s something really special to be appreciated. And so is Impact, in the opposite direction of being something different. Both are worth watching, I mean. Being a part of both is a great privilege and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone does in the future together.
When I talked to Abyss, he said Killer Kross is definitely a custom-made talent for monsters. Not so long ago, Lance Storm quoted that ‘Killer Kross might be my favourite personality in wrestling right now’ because very intriguing. How do you feel about these statements?
It’s a very high compliment and I really wish that I had a match with Abyss before he left.