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Jeremy Timmerman

Ohno in the Shield

Kassius Ohno was very nearly in one of the biggest factions in recent memory.

The Shield took the WWE by storm from the time Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns came to the main roster in November of 2012 until the group broke up in June 2014. Since the group broke up, Rollins and Reigns have held the world title, and Ambrose has won the Intercontinental title.

But the trio almost had a slightly different makeup. According to an interview with CM Punk, Kassius Ohno – also known as Chris Hero in other promotions – was his choice for the group, but Triple H elected to go with Reigns. These days, Hero is back on the indy circuit, while Reigns is WWE’s world champion.

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Published 20 May 2016, 20:18 IST