Kevin Kesar is a 35-year-old American professional wrestler who is currently signed to the WWE’s NXT brand. His ring name is Karrion Kross.
Kesar made his professional wrestling debut for Global Force Wrestling in 2015 in a losing match to Bobby Roode. He began working for Lucha Underground and worked multiple dark matches before making his official in-ring debut for the promotion where he defeated Vinny Massaro in a dark match.
Kesar wrestled for many independent wrestling promotions in his early career such as Paragron Pro Wrestling, West Coast Wrestling Connection and Future Stars Of Wrestling. He won his first championship, FSW Heavyweight Championship, while wrestling for Future Stars of Wrestling. He also worked for Lucha Libre AAA, Impact Wrestling and Major League Wrestling.
Before officially signing with the WWE in 2020, Kesar made an appearance on Monday Night RAW in 2015 where he teamed with Darren Young to face the Ascension. That match resulted in a no contest call.
In February 2020, WWE confirmed that Kesar had signed with the company. Kesar’s ring name would also be changed to Karrion Kross.
Karrion Kross made his WWE NXT debut in May defeating Leon Ruff in a squash match. On June 7, 2020, Kross made his pay-per-view event debut at NXT TakeOver: In Your House in a match against Tommasso Ciampa. Karrion Kross defeated Ciampa via technical submission.
At NXT TakeOver: XXX, Kross defeated Keith Lee to win the NXT Championship for the first time. The following day, WWE announced that Karrion Kross suffered a separate shoulder during the match and on August 26, 2020, Kross vacated the title due to injury.
Birth name: Kevin Kesar
Born: July 19, 1985, New York, New York, USA
Height: 6 ft 4.5 in (194 cm)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Ring Name(s): Karrion Kross, Kevin Kross, Killer Kross, The White Rabbit
Current Roster: WWE NXT
Finishing Move(s): Choke Sleeper (Kross Jacket)
Career Championships and Accomplishments
- Cauliflower Alley Club
- Rising Star Award (2018)
- Future Stars of Wrestling
- FSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Impact Wrestling
- Impact Year End Awards for One to Watch in 2019 (2018)
- Maverick Pro Wrestling
- MPW Championship (2 times)
- Modern Vintage Wrestling
- MVW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Ring Warriors
- Ring Warriors Grand Championship (1 time)
- Stand Alone Wrestling
- PWAD Championship (1 time)
- The Wrestling Revolver
- REVOLVER Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Championship (1 time)