Kevin Kesar[1] (born July 19, 1985),[4] better known by the ring name Killer Kross, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Major League Wrestling. He is best known for his time in Impact Wrestling.

Killer Kross
Birth nameKevin Kesar[1]
Born (1985-07-19) July 19, 1985 (age 34)[1]
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kevin Kross
Killer Kross[3]
The White Rabbit
Billed height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[1]
Billed weight250 lb (113 kg)[1]
Billed fromLas Vegas, Nevada[3]
DebutSeptember 6, 2014

He is also known for his appearances in Mexico's Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, where he is a member of the MAD stable. He also appeared on season four of Lucha Underground as The White Rabbit, a member of Paul London's faction, The Rabbit Tribe.[3]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Global Force Wrestling (2015)Edit

On July 24, 2015, Kross made his Global Force Wrestling debut at the GFW Amped taping, in losing effort against Bobby Roode in the quarterfinal round of the GFW Global Championship tournament.[5] On August 21, Kross faced Joey Ryan in a losing effort during the GFW Amped taping.[6] On October 23, Kross faced Brian Myers and Kongo Kong in a three-way number one contenders match for the GFW Global Championship, which was won by Kong.[7]

Lucha Underground (2015–present)Edit

Between 2015 and 2016, Kross worked multiple dark matches for Lucha Underground. On December 13, 2015, Kross made his debut for the promotion, defeating Vinny Massaro in a dark match.[8][9]

On July 11, 2018, Kross returned with a new character called The White Rabbit, he gave his wooden scepter to Paul London and ordered him to murder Mascarita Sagrada in cold blood for leading the Rabbit Tribe to his secret lair.

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (2017–present)Edit

On March 19, 2017, Kross made his AAA debut at Rey de Reyes, helping Johnny Mundo to win the AAA Mega Championship, AAA Latin American Championship and AAA World Cruiserweight Championship. He made his in-ring debut on April 12, teaming with Johnny Mundo and Taya to defeat Argenis, Ayako Hamada and El Hijo del Fantasma in a No Disqualification six-man tag team match.[10] On June 4, Kross competed in a steel cage triple threat against Eş Hijo del Fantasma and El Texano Jr. at Verano de Escándalo (2017), the match ended in a no contest after both Fantasma and Texano Jr. escaped the cage at the same time.[11]

On April 20, Kross made his return with Juventud Guerrera and Teddy Hart who made his return to the company, directly attacking Dr. Wagner Jr. and Hernandez. The trio called themselves MAD.

Impact Wrestling (2018–2019)Edit

On the June 14, 2018 episode of Impact, Killer Kross made his debut in a backstage segment posing as a police officer, arresting Petey Williams for being the suspected mystery X attacker who had been laying out talent and personnel backstage for several weeks. Once in a secluded area backstage, however, Kross attacked and choked a handcuffed Williams, revealing himself as the actual attacker.[12][13] Kross made his in-ring debut on the July 5 episode of Impact, defeating Fallah Bahh.[14] Two weeks later, Kross defeated Williams via referee stoppage after applying a choke hold.[15]

On the August 9 episode of Impact, Kross would help Austin Aries retain his Impact World Championship against Eddie Edwards, hitting the latter with a Saito Suplex following a ref bump.[16] Aries would announce Kross as his "insurance policy" the following week.[17] The duo were joined by Moose, who betrayed Edwards during a tag team match on August 30.[18] At Bound for Glory on October 14, Kross and Moose were defeated by Edwards and Tommy Dreamer in an impromptu tag match. In the main event, Kross and Moose were in the corner of Aries as he lost the Impact World Championship to Johnny Impact.[19]

After his alliance with Aries ended, Kross entered a storyline with Johnny Impact, in which Kross tells Impact that he needed him to keep up Impact's title run much longer. At the Homecoming on January 6, 2019, Kross attacked both Impact and his wife Taya Valkyrie after the main event.[20] On the January 25 episode of Impact!, Kross challenged Impact for the World Championship, however, the match ended in a double disqualification.[21] Then at Impact Wrestling: Uncaged Kross lost a fatal four-way for the title that also featured Moose and Brian Cage.[22] Kross then entered into a feud with Eddie Edwards in May after Kross destroyed a kendo stick that was gifted to Edwards by Tommy Dreamer.[23][24] This resulted in them wrestling in hardcore matches such as a street fight and first blood match.[24][25]

On May 13, it was reported that Kross asked for his release from Impact Wrestling following contract renegotiations. His issue stemmed from problems with his creative direction, as well as his current pay per appearance deal. He was not released at the time.[26] At Slammiversary XVII on July 7, Kross lost a first blood match to Eddie Edwards, where he reportedly refused to do a blade job and they used fake blood instead.[27] Reports indicated there was concern over "lack of blood testing and the absence of an on-site doctor."[28] Following that match he was not booked to appear at the July, August or September television tapings and the two sides continued to negotiate.[29] It was reported that his contract was set to expire in December but that the company had the option to roll it over for another year.[27] In December, Impact Wrestling released Kross from his contract.[30]

Major League Wrestling (2020)Edit

Kross is set to make his debut for Major League Wrestling (MLW) at the Fightland event on February 1, 2020.[31]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ Moore, Kohn (2018-07-20). "7/19 Moore's Impact Wrestling TV Review: Slammiversary go-home show with Petey Williams vs. Killer Kross, Madison Rayne's cinematic funeral, Allie and Kiera Hogan vs. Tessa Blanchard and Shotzi Blackheart, Moose and Austin Aries meet in the ring". Retrieved 2018-10-16.
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