By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Killer Kross spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and was asked to explain how his issues with Impact Wrestling started: “The issues began last year regarding merchandising… I’ve been advised not to go into the full detail of the issues, but I am hoping that they can be resolved as quickly as possible. It’s something I’ve been working on for many months.”
Kross was asked if he intends to file a lawsuit against Impact Wrestling: “I’ve actually made it abundantly clear that I have not been interested in going into litigation. I’m not interested in going down that road. I’ve been trying for many, many, many months. I’ve been exhausting all options on how to fix this situation. There’s an attorney involved and we’re not suing anyone. I’ve been trying to avoid litigation as much as possible and, again, I have nothing to worry about in all of this. I really don’t. I’m not on the wrong on any of this and I’m just trying to follow my lane here. I have everything on paper. As I said before, I’m not worried about anything at all. I’ve done nothing wrong — at all. I’m just trying to do the right thing and I wish I would be met with that as well because there’s only one right thing to do here and it’s not being done.”
Kross was also asked why his girlfriend Scarlett Bordeaux and others were let out of their Impact contracts, yet the company has refused to let him out of his deal: “It’s hard for me to say. I don’t want to say anything that’s disparaging, but if people are looking into this and they’re reading between the lines, I’m not telling anyone what to think and I’m not putting words in anyone’s mouth and I’m not necessarily trying to paint any sort of picture. I’m more or less trying to navigate through this as easily as I possibly can. Just looking at it, what do people think? It’s difficult for me to address.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Impact has the right to enforce a signed contract if they’ve lived up to their end of the deal, but at this point I’m not sure what they really gain from it since they’re just sitting Kross at home. Kross also goes into detail about rejecting the company’s request that he blade in the First Blood match with Eddie Edwards at Slammiversary. It’s a must read interview. There are two sides to every story and I’m genuinely curious to hear Impact’s side of the story if they choose to share it, but company officials have to know that Kross’s version makes them look petty.