Former WWE Employee Backstage At AEW Dynamite

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Many people from released from WWE have ended up in AEW recently, including Keith Lee, Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Saraya, and Adam Cole. Now, another one of their staff, who also made a name for himself on the American independent scene, may end up there as well.

Chris Hero, who wrestled as Kassius Ohno on NXT for a few years, was said to be discussed internally in AEW as a potential in-ring competitor and as backstage personnel, according to a report by Fightful Select.

Hero hasn’t wrestled a single match since being released from WWE in 2020. However, this does not mean he has retired. Per the Fightful report, Hero will be backstage later tonight for AEW’s first-ever edition of Collision, which emanates from Chicago.

Former WWE wrestler Chris Hero, a.k.a. Kassius Ohno, expected to be backstage at AEW Collision in Chicago

Hero started wrestling in 1998 and competed all over the United States and in Japan throughout the 2000s and 2010s until being signed by WWE. Throughout his travels he has competed against some of the biggest names in American independent wrestling, including CM Punk, Necro Butcher, Colt Cabana, Eddie Kingston, Low Ki, El Generico, Austin Aries, and Mike Quackenbush. He is also known for teaming with Claudio Castagnoli as “The Kings of Wrestling”.

Hero also wrestled extensively for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan between 2007 and 2015. He is one of many wrestlers influenced by NOAH’s founder Mitsuharu Misawa and adopted Misawa’s signature elbow-centric offense as his own in the wake of Misawa’s death in 2009.

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