Chris Hero has spoken out about his release from WWE and the rumours that he was set to retire from professional wrestling.
The former Kassius Ohno was released from WWE back in April, as part of an exodus of talent from the company. Since then he has been relatively inactive in the wrestling world.
Speculation has been rife that he might be done with wrestling, but it appears that’s not the case according to ‘The Wrestling Genius’ subreddit from the man himself.
In the post, he discusses the year we have had and offers to create an inviting community for wrestling fans to share in. At the end of it he addresses his current status:
“Before anyone asks or infers, I am far from done wrestling. If I wanted to hang it up and coach/produce I could have a job tomorrow. I’ve turned down a number of companies in the last 6 months- not because they’ve been terrible offers or anything but because I’m just not ready. I will come back when the circumstances and situations are right. Trust me, it *kills* me to not be out there doing what I love. The time will come and when it does it will be spectacular. In the meantime, I appreciate all of your patience.”
Throughout his 22-year career, Chris Hero has been one of the top performers in the world and has won titles in some of the biggest promotions including Ring Of Honor and PWG.
British fans may remember his time in Progress Wrestling, including his run to the Super Strong Style 16 final in 2018, not to mention his time spent in NXT UK as an on-screen talent and coach at the WWE UK Performance Centre.
While Hero will leave a storied legacy behind when he does decide to hang up the boots, for now, he still has more stories to tell.