Carrion Cross was part of the “NXT” brand for a little over a year, winning the “NXT” championship on two separate occasions between 2020 and 2021. The first reign with the title of Cross did not last long, as he had the post vacant. title due to injury on Wednesday after Keith Lee was dethroned. Cross later defeated Finn Balor to win the “NXT” Championship for the second time in the main event of Night Two of “NXT” Takeover: Stand and Deliver 2021. Cross held the title for 136 days before losing only three times. The “NXT” champion in history, Samoa Joe. Cross discussed his “NXT” championship run and what he thought of each day when he arrived at work.
“It was great,” said Cross. WWE Espaol’s “El Brunch de WWE.” “It’s the type of title reign that people have never seen in their entire career and for me, to be able to achieve so quickly upon my arrival in WWE, I will never forget it. It’s one of the best times.” Tha in my career… I thought about becoming the champion of ‘NXT’ – every single day you come to work, it’s going to be a dress rehearsal to be the WWE Champion one day. I’m always like that Used to see this.”
Cross was brought to the WWE main roster in July 2021, however, his run did not go as well as expected and he was released by WWE on November 4. Cross returned to the company on the August 5 edition of “SmackDown”.
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