Ohno took to Twitter on Sunday, hinting at a possible retirement. The Rock On How The Road Warriors Helped Him In His Younger Years In WWE, Triple H Gives Major Praise To Kyle O'Reilly, O'Reilly On How Big His WWE NXT Takeover Match Is, Ridge Holland Warns WWE NXT Universe, Indie Wrestlers Work Matches On This Week's NXT (Videos), WWE NXT Announcers Off This Week, Animal Tributes On NXT, Tommaso Ciampa Ends Feud (Video), Mystery Wrestler Set To Return At WWE NXT Takeover (Video), WWE Builds To More Potential Title Matches At Takeover, Champions Teaming Up And More On The Final WWE NXT Episode Before Takeover, WWE NXT Takeover Main Event Revealed (Photos, Videos), » WWE Clash of Champions Live Coverage This Sunday, Road Warrior Animal Reportedly Passes Away, Retribution Segments Reportedly Met With Laughter Backstage At WWE RAW, More Details On Road Warrior Animal's Passing, News On If Aalyah Mysterio Will Wrestle For WWE, Lacey Evans Takes A Shot At Kayla Braxton For Walking Away From Her Engagement, WWE Reportedly Planning A Big Survivor Series Main Event With RETRIBUTION, Gerald Brisco Fuels Speculation On Possibly Working With AEW, CM Punk Takes Shot At Retribution Member's Look, Seth Rollins On Being Upset For His Last Kickoff Pre-show Match Before A WWE Pay-Per-View, © 2020 Webcapacity Incorporated. During this latest run, Ohno was more of a “player/coach”. Ohno (Hero) was long one of the most popular competitors on the independent circuit and will certainly have no problem finding work once wrestling companies start-up live events again following the pandemic. As reported by WhatCulture today (Sunday) another seven more NXT Superstars have been added to the list of released and furloughed employees. According to a new report by F4WOnline, Kassius Ohno (aka Chris Hero) was part of this week’s WWE layoffs or furloughs. A love of all things pro wrestling brought him to the site, a sport that he has been mildly obsessed with since the age of 11 when he watched The Rock and Stone Cold headline WrestleMania X-Seven. If AEW is going to pick up any of these releases, they would do well to make Ohno, or Hero, one of them. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. A name that had been speculated on since Wednesday has been confirmed, at least according to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. We reported last week here on eWn that Kassius “Chris Hero” Ohno had been released from WWE. T-Bar is not amused by CM Punk’s joke about Slapjack. The United States has hit a recession during the coronavirus pandemic, and that recession has hit WWE hard. Chris Spradlin (December 24, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Chris Hero. Follow Josh on Twitter @BristolBeadz where you can keep up with all of his articles as well as follow along with him as he tweets about most WWE PPVs in real time. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Because of his somewhat dual role, it’s not clear if he was furloughed with the hope of bringing him back or released outright. He’s wrestled for just about every company, but is probably most well known for his work in Ring of Honor & Chikara, often with Cesaro (then going by his real name, Claudio Castagnoli) and Sarah Amato (fka Sara Del Rey). He was previously signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on NXT under the ring name Kassius Ohno. The latest rumors, including more on positive test at the Performance Center, how WWE is handling it, other companies having issues with coronavirus, and more! Road Warrior Animal Passes Away at Age 60, AEW Late Night Dynamite Results – Sep. 23, 2020 – Brandi vs. Anna Jay, Various: Cody’s “American Dream” Trademark Update, Miro on UpUpDownDown…, Impact Results – Sep. 22, 2020 – RVD vs. Callihan, WWE Had Another COVID-19 Outbreak at Performance Center, WWE: Jeff Hardy Contract Update, Forgotten Sons Update, New Trademark, Updated SD Ratings. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. 0. He was released by WWE in November 2013, then re-signed with the company in December 2016 and started working on the NXT brand again, first as … Hero has also worked for promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Ring of Honor as well as Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan.