WWE Legend Compares Karrion Kross’ New Look to Lord Humongous from Mad Max

Published 09/03/2021, 11:15 AM EDT


A wrestler’s wrestling attire can make or break its character. If the wrestling attire compliments the wrestler’s gimmick, then it might do wonders for the wrestler, for example, The Undertaker. However, the fresh look of Karrion Kross has gathered some polarizing reactions from the WWE Universe.

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WWE debuted a new attire for Kross, in which he was seen wearing a bizarre mask and rocked spandex. However, the mask was only a part of his entrance and not the entire match.

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Booker T decoded the inspiration for the new look for Karrion Kross

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T spoke in his ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast talked about Kross’ new mask. Booker noted the mask looked very similar to another wrestler known as Lord Humongous, who worked in Memphis’ Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) in the early 80s.

“Yeah, he looked like [Lord] Humongous back in the day,” Booker said. “If you back and look at pictures of Humongous back in the day. He looks almost identical to that character.”

“I like the Karrion Kross character. I like the Scarlett entrance man because it was so hot. This woman here, I’m tuning in. I don’t give a damn about Karrion Kross. I just want to see her. That for me is something that works,” Booker said.

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The wrestler behind the mask was Mike Stark, chosen for his impressive physique. However, what’s more interesting is the fact that the 1981 movie Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior inspired the character ‘Lord Humongous’.

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Now, the 2-time NXT Champion is jumping ships between Monday Night Raw and NXT. However, it looks like Kross might wrestle on the red brand full-time, now that he is no more the NXT Champion.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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