WWE News: Chris Hero denies WWE return rumors
The former NXT star responds on Twitter
This weekend, prominent sports entertainment journalist Dave Meltzer reported on f4wonline.com, that former NXT superstar Chris Hero would be making a WWE return. Soon after the announcement, the internet was abuzz with speculation, chatter and gossip as to what role Hero would play upon his big comeback. The man, who’s a big star in the independent circuit, took to Twitter and put an end to all the rumors floating around:
The tweet is certainly bound to disappoint fans who were looking forward to seeing the indie star back in action. Certainly, WWE’s massive recruitment drive from the independents may have fueled the many rumors. Hero himself has said in the past that he’s open to the idea of a WWE return, and even after his NXT release in 2013, had said the following publicly:
“In my exit interview, they said we would take a little while and revisit later on and see if things change”.
During his NXT run, Chris Hero wrestled under the gimmick of Kassius Ohno, an idea he came up with to own the initials KO (later popularised by current WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens). A good worker with great microphone skills, he was originally touted to be one-third of The Shield, the faction that eventually comprised of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
It was rumored that Ohno was supposed to play the role of The Enforcer in The Shield, instead of Roman Reigns. Since his release in 2013, Hero has been a constant fixture on the independent circuit, in promotions such as Dragon Gate, Evolve and Progress Wrestling.
At a time when WWE needs fresh faces, both for NXT and the main roster, the addition of Chris Hero would have been welcome indeed. However, we wish the man good luck in his independent wrestling career.
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