On the July 19th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, the debuting Karrion Kross was defeated by Jeff Hardy in quick fashion. This decision has been heavily criticized by many fans and former WWE Intercontinental Champion Lance Storm agrees with the criticism.
Speaking on the It’s My House Podcast, Storm had this to say on the decision to have Hardy beat Kross:
“Granted I didn’t watch the show but I obviously saw the results and saw the clip of the finish and I don’t agree with it. I think that win streaks, and being undefeated still has value even in an era where you know, so often we’re taught that wins and losses don’t matter. The start of Becky Lynch’s big run was about seven or eight weeks of just submitting women all the time and it led to her title match and then when they tried to turn her after that they got hot and she ended up being like the most over thing the business has seen in a decade. And, if you remember back [in 2012] the CM Punk vs Ryback main event on a pay per view in a cage [Hell in a Cell 2012], it was a big thing because Ryback hadn’t lost and Punk was the champ. And there’s still something to that, and the fact that Kross hadn’t been beat, and was built so monumentally strong in NXT and I think fans were really getting into Kross vs Joe.
I think more so than even just the loss, there was no issue, there was no anything, it’s just, oh, you’re wrestling Jeff Hardy. It’s like okay great, and then, Jeff Hardy beat him and it was just like, wow, and no offence to Jeff Hardy but Jeff Hardy isn’t pushed like a legendary top guy it’s like a lot of people do beat him. He’s not highlighted probably nearly as much as he should because you know, there was a period of time around 05 where he was like the hottest damn guy in the business, right before he left. I think in today’s presentation Jeff Hardy is not the future of the company and Kross is presented like he could be. And at the very least I personally feel that if you just squash three or four guys and then face Bobby Lashley, and got beat by Lashley, it’s like at least it would have been a big moment of oh sh*t, Kross v Lashley this could be good.”
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You can check out Lance Storm’s full interview on the It’s My House Podcast below: