Chris Spradlin is an American professional wrestler working on the independent circuit. He is best known for his work as Chris Hero in Chikara, ROH, and PWG and as Kassius Ohno in WWE.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Early Years (1998-2002)
In 1998, Spradlin began training for a career in professional wrestling. Later, he made his professional wrestling debut in September. He wrestled for several smaller promotions in his early days before wrestling on the independent circuit. He portrayed an infamous wife-beater character, which was soon stopped due to a protest.
During his time in Chikara, Hero met Claudio Castagnoli and formed Kings of Wrestling. They became the first Chikara Campeones de Parejas and won several tag team tournaments and championships over various independent promotions. Hero also had a small feud with Castagnoli, which he won.
In 2005, Hero began working for ROH, where he wrestled with the likes of Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, and Roderick Strong. In 207, Hero won the Survival of the Fittest tournament but failed to win the ROH World Championship. In 2009, he reunited with Castagnoli and challenged The Briscoes for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.
In 2010, they won the ROH World Tag Team Championship for the second time. After 363 days, the duo lost the titles and Castagnoli signed with WWE. Hero made a handful of appearances for ROH while working with WWE.
In 2011, Hero gave a tryout at WWE and began working for FCW. After the arrival of NXT, Hero began working full-time with NXT. During his run with the company, he went as Kassius Ohno. He spent his time feuding with the likes of Richie Steamboat, William Regal, and The Wyatt Family before leaving the company in 2013.
Independent Circuit (2013-2017)
In 2013, Spradlin returned to the independent circuit as Chris Hero and worked for various promotions, such as Evolve, DDT-Pro Wrestling, ROH, PWG, NWA, and Pro Wrestling Noah. He won several championships during his run on the independent circuit.
Return to WWE (2016-2020)
In 2017, Hero made his return to NXT as Ohno and confronted Shinsuke Nakamura. After returning to NXT, he feuded with Elias where he won a Loser Leaves NXT match. In the coming months, Ohno feuded with Sanity, Hideo Itami, Lars Sullivan, and Velveteen Dream.
After losing to Dream at TakeOver Philadelphia, Ohno turned heel and began targeting the younger talent who made their debut at NXT. At TakeOver WarGames and Phoenix, Ohno faced Riddle and lost. In 2019, he moved to NXT UK. During the pandemic, they released Ohno due to budget cuts.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|APW Worldwide Internet Championship||1|
|Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas||1|
|CZW Iron Man Championship||1|
|CZW World Heavyweight Championship||1|
|CZW World Tag Team Championship||2|
|Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship||1|
|IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship||4|
|JCW Tag Team Championship||1|
|PWG World Championship||1|
|ROH World Tag Team Championship||2|
|wXw World Heavyweight Championship||1|
|wXw Tag Team Championship||1|