There were reports going around yesterday claiming that former WWE announcer Hugo Savinovich said that WWE NXT star Karrion Kross has killed people when he was working as a "real-life mercenary" before he did pro wrestling full-time. The story is not accurate and Savinovich posted a follow-up video to clarify anyone who misinterpreted what he said.
(Thanks to William Beltran)
Hugo Savinovich has made a new Facebook video in English and Spanish (https://www.facebook.com/luchalibreonline/videos/332858031084548/) to "clarify" his comments about Karrion Kross being a real-life mercenary, a real-life hired murderer. According to him, he just wanted to use a short promo that Karrion made in the past and he sent to Hugo via WhatsApp, to suggest that Kross should be like a hitman character in NXT, because he's feeling that all wrestling companies are doing a bad job in the creative area.
Hugo showed the YouTube video that Karrion sent to him in WhatsApp. Then tried to blame the polemic due a "lost translation" and "bad reporting", but that's not the case. I'm a witness that he said people contracted Karrion as "real life mercenary". Perhaps he was just trying to fool his fans and made a fantasy after he saw the promo and then he used the wrong words. Or he wanted to make people believe that he knew something else. Here's what Hugo said:
"We have to be very careful because this could be called 'lost translation'. And it has to do with mostly people that don't really do a good job translating what I said in Spanish and also don't know wrestling. They don't know the wrestling language. Storytelling. This is it. I love Kevin or Karrin Kross, Scarlett, I did play-by-play with them in AAA, there's so much passion on them, and Konnan the main creative, with Dorian the owner of AAA, I let them know from the beginning what I think about them.
"I love them [Scarlett and Karrion]! I like to use Lucha Libre Online to build more on the characters and you have to be very careful to understand what I'm doing. So I was speaking about the deepness of this brutal force, this killing machine and I was using his past, present and future to talk about what he had done. So before you write any stupity about what you think Hugo said, before you go crazy with wrong translations of what Hugo said about a hitman, or mafia, what crap is that! That's non senseless!
"I was talking about scenery, a killing machine, a man dangerous in real life. Now, let's not make a mistake about! You know, Kevin or Karrion Kross, he's a deadly machine in real life, he could hurt you and I address that because you have to go into the deepness of his character and I personally don't think wrestling companies are doing a good job storytelling or creatively.
"It was out of context, people for big companies are paying people to check me out. The problem is that those people are not doing a good translation job and they obviously don't understand wrestling. They are doing a horrible job and know nothing about wrestling.
"This is based on what I went on to create a more deadly characterization of Killer Kross and this goes back to "Killer Kross An Introduction To The Tollman" (YouTube video). If you would have done any little research... you would see here Kevin or Karrion Kross telling a story of a dangerous man in the court.
"And Karrion Kross with Scarlett are that item that we have been needing for a long time and I just hope that WWE doesn't destroy them because they are very good. But I do so something that I do storytelling by doing deep on what Superstars have done because that tells a story. But let's not forget, look at his height, look at his training skills, this guy is a killing machine, don't be wrong! We don't fear monsters. Any company can control Lucha Libre Online or Hugo Savinovich. We are not afraid of monsters. I fear no man and I fear no monster.
"I spoke with Kevin, I spoke to Karrion Kross and we are good, he understands that we do storytelling to show a character with the capacity to annihilate and that's all that matters".
Killer Kross promo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ-5vze4zk0