Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the unexpected happens! Chris Hero, who is considered to be one of the best independent wrestlers in the world made his return to WWE NXT during the recent tapings. Chris Hero, who previously worked for WWE NXT as Kassius Ohno, returned to confront the current NXT Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Hero has traveled all around the world, and competed in various independent promotions, including the likes of Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Combat Zone Wrestling, Chikara and even had a brief stint in TNA over a decade ago. Hero was then signed by WWE back in 2011, and was sent to its developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.
When WWE rebranded FCW as NXT, Hero competed as Kassius Ohno, and was involved in several storylines. However, rumours started to surface that the WWE management wasn’t happy with Hero, due to him not committing himself to the physical conditioning programs. Hero started gaining weight, which didn’t help his cause.
In late 2013, WWE released Hero from the company, and Hero immediately started taking independent bookings. While people speculated that Hero and WWE didn’t part ways on the best of terms, Hero maintained his stance that the door was open for him to return somewhere down the line.
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 6, 2017
Hero then started working for Dragon Gate USA and Evolve, and few weeks ago, it was reported that Hero had told the promoters he wasn’t going to accept any more bookings, resulting in rumours spreading about his imminent return to WWE. Last night, WWE taped several weeks of TV leading up to NXT TakeOver, and during the final segment, Shinsuke Nakamura made his way out to thank the NXT Universe.
However, Nakamura was interrupted by Kassius Ohno, and Ohno immediately made his intentions clear about going after the NXT Championship. This could lead to a match between the two during the next NXT TakeOver special, which could also mean that Nakamura will soon be brought up to the main roster.