Karrion Kross

Karrion Kross

Full NameKevin Kesar

BornJuly 18, 1985

Height6 ft 3 in


Relation(s)Scarlett Bordeaux (Spouse)


Kevin Kesar is a professional wrestler best known for his appearances in WWE. He was born on July 19, 1985, in Denver, Colorado, U.S. and is of Puerto Rican descent. Kevin is currently in a relationship with Elizabeth Chihaia. The duo currently performs on SmackDown under the name Scarlett Bordeaux and Karrion Kross.

Apart from WWE, Killer Kross is also known for his time with IMPACT Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), Major League Wrestling, and multiple promotions.

During his time at AAA, Kevin was a member of the MAD and La Facción Ingobernable stables. Kesar even appeared on season four of AAA's American project, Lucha Underground, as The White Rabbit. As the White Rabbit, Kesar was a member of Paul London's The Rabbit Tribe stable.

Personal Life

Kevin Kesar aka Karrion Kross was born on 19th of July, 1985 in New York. Kross studied Economics, Psychology and Sociology at Thomas Wayne University Of Political Science. After completing the education, Kross started wrestling in the indies from 2014.

Karrion Kross and Scarlett

Kross is currently married to Scarlett Bordeaux since 2022. The couple has been working together on the SmackDown brand.

Professional Wrestling Career

Independent circuit (2014–2020)

Before coming into the limelight, Kross competed in several independent wrestling promotions such as Paragon Pro Wrestling, West Coast Wrestling Connection, and Future Stars Of Wrestling. Kross made his debut on February 1, 2020, for Major League Wrestling (MLW) at the Fightland event. He was up against Tom Lawlor and came out on the top.

Karrion Kross appearance in WWE

Kross made his first appearance on NXT during the April 8 2020 edition. He was seen in a car, alongside Scarlett, watching Johnny Gargano leave after his match against Tommaso Ciampa.

Kross debuted the following week attacking Ciampa and went on to defeat Ciampa at the NXT Takeover: In Your House. It was revealed that Kross would now be known as Karrion Kross. He debuted on the May 6th episode of NXT. He defeated Leon Ruff in a squash match. Soon he went on defeat Keith Lee and conquer the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover XXX. But unfortunately, he relinquished the title due to an injury to his shoulder.

Killer Kross
Kross signed with WWE in 2020

Kross then returned after months to confront Finn Balor. He challenged Balor for the NXT Title at the Takeover where he regained his title that he never lost and became the NXT Championship for the second time. Karrion Kross then faced Gargano, Pete Dunne, Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilley for the NXT title in which he won and became the top star. Later on, he had a feud with Samoa Joe who was a returning roster to NXT. He had a match with Samoa Joe and took on a loss thus losing his NXT title.

Kross stint on RAW

News on Why Vince McMahon Pulled Karrion Kross from WWE RAW
Karrion Kross on RAW

Even before officially signing with WWE, Kross appeared on the February 16, 2015 episode of RAW. He teamed with Darren Young to face The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor). The match, however, ended in a no contest.

Kross appeared on RAW in July 2021 where he faced Jeff Hardy in a one-on-one match. Shockingly, he lost by a rollup with Hardy's leg on the top rope. Kross went on to defeat Jeff Hardy in the following week but many felt that the damage was already done. Soon he debuted with a Gladiator style in-ring attire and it was also criticized by fans. On November 4, 2021, he was released from WWE.

He made several appearances on MLW and NJPW in his next six months under his previous ring name Killer Kross.

Return to WWE SmackDown (2022)

Karrion Kross Returns To WWE On SmackDown, Attacks Drew McIntyre
Karrion Kross returned to WWE at SmackDown on August 5

He made his WWE return on the August 5 episode of SmackDown where he attacked Drew McIntyre from behind. He was assisted by her partner Scarlett Bordeaux. During the 14th October edition of SmackDown, Karrion and his wife Scarlett met with a car accident and was also attacked by McIntyre later. On 29th October 2022 edition of SmackDown, Karrion Kross defeated Madcap Moss in a violent match.

At the Crown Jewel PLE, McIntyre defeated Karrion in a steel cage match.

Karrion Kross' Championships and Achievements

ChampionshipNumber of times
FSW Heavyweight Championship1 time
Maverick Pro Wrestling2 times
Modern Vintage Wrestling Heavyweight Championship1 time
Ring Warriors Grand Championship1 time
PWAD Championship1 time
REVOLVER Championship1 time
WWE NXT Championship2 times

FAQs on Karrion Kross

Q1. What is the real name of Karrion Kross?

Kevin Kesar is the real name of Karrion Kross.

Q2. How much does Karrion Kross earn in WWE?

Karrion Kross earns $700,000 in WWE.

Q3. Who has created Karrion Kross' theme song?

Karrion Kross' theme song Dead Silent is created by def reb.

Q4. Who is Karrion Kross married to?

He is married to Elizabeth Chihaia (Scarlett Bordeaux)

*Updated on 6th November, 2022

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