What almost was. Every now and then you see something happen on a wrestling show which not only seems strange, but also just confuses you in a way. It could be anything from the way a wrestler is presented to how a match goes to who wins, or in some rare cases, it is a cross between everything. That was the case last week, and it almost was again this week.

Last week on Monday Night Raw, NXT Champion Karrion Kross made his debut and was defeated by Jeff Hardy in less than two minutes. Hardy was absent from the show the following week due to contracting the Coronavirus, while Kross defeated Keith Lee. According to Fightful Select, had Hardy been able to appear, he would have defeated Kross for a second week in a row in some way. Several members of the creative team and the roster were said to be “baffled” at the idea of Hardy defeating Kross again. There is no word on if the Hardy vs. Kross story will continue when Hardy returns.

It was certainly different. Check out how we got here and a look at both of them:

Jeff Hardy vs. Karrion Kross: Raw, July 19, 2021

Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross: Raw, July 26, 2021

Jeff Hardy vs. John Morrison: Raw, June 14, 2021

Opinion: It makes me feel a little better to know that there are others in WWE who are as confused as I am by the whole thing. This is a situation where I would both love and hate to hear the explanation behind the idea. It sounds like something that could be fascinating but also infuriating, as this seems like little more than a way to slow Kross down for reasons I don’t understand. WWE has a weird habit of taking its own NXT stars down and I do not get why that is supposed to be a good idea.

What do you think of the idea? What is the endgame of this story? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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