WWE Draft 2020: 5 wrestlers Raw needs to draft

WWE NXT, Rhea Ripley Credit: WWE.com
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2. Karrion Kross and Scarlett

(Once again just in case: it’s Carry-IN Kross, not Carry-ON Kross.)

Remember when Edge and Lita were running roughshod on Raw all those years ago, doing pretty much whatever they wanted? Think of these two as in that light, only updated for 2020 with less sex (but not sex appeal), less humor, and FAR more menace.

Yes, Kross indicated he wanted to regain HIS NXT Championship after suffering an injury in his title-winning match against Keith Lee. However, the Kross character, accompanied by Scarlett, seems like someone who aims for the top prize, and the top prize in WWE is the WWE or Universal Championships.

Now, this isn’t to say Kross would be drafted and immediately head into a title match. However, drafting Kross is the initial step to building him as an unstoppable force over time, possibly winning the Royal Rumble match, facing the WWE or Universal Champion at WrestleMania (whoever ends up on Raw), or winning next year’s Money in the Bank contract.

Kross’ style is also more of a fit with Raw than that of the black and gold brand. He’s not necessarily concerned about work rate, doing flips and dives, or putting on “five-star” classics. Rather, Kross is about inflicting as much damage as possible in as little (or as much) time as he wants. He’s basically a sadist in the form of a professional wrestler.

I draw a similarity here between Kross and Strowman when he was freed from the shackles of The Wyatt Family. Strowman gained presence and notoriety by first decimating jobbers in squash after squash after squash. Some of these squashes were “handicap” matches pitting multiple men against Strowman, and all that did was result in more destruction.

Kross isn’t as large as Strowman, but his move set and presence make up for this (though he could do a little less snarling in my opinion). Have Kross decimate fools for a couple of months, aided by Scarlett’s presence and promo ability, and WWE would be well on their way to their next breakout star.

Let’s not forget about Scarlett. Yes, her look, presence, and promo ability work well in the combined package with her husband, but don’t sell her short. She is a capable wrestler who, like the other two women before her on this list, brings a different look, attitude, and character to the shallow women’s division. Pulling double duty might be tough, but it could be more of her jumping in the ring when needed (such as a potential feud between Kross and Montez Ford involving Belair).

Regardless, it might be time for the other wrestlers on Raw to literally fall and pray that they don’t venture into the path of Karrion Kross and Scarlett.