In recent reports, it has been confirmed that former WWE star Chris Hero has taken up a new role in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Tony Khan’s rapidly growing wrestling promotion.
The speculation was put to rest when Hero himself announced via Twitter that he has started working backstage in AEW’‹.
From WWE to AEW
Hero, known to many fans by his WWE NXT name, Kassius Ohno, spent several years honing his craft in WWE’s developmental brand.
His journey in WWE came to an end in 2020, but he left a lasting impression on the fans, especially for his popular tag team with Claudio Castagnoli on the independent circuit’‹.
When news broke about Hero’s presence backstage at AEW shows, fans started speculating about an imminent return to the ring for the Knockout Artist.
While the possibility of a ring return is not entirely off the table, Hero has made it clear that his current role in the Jacksonville-based promotion is as a coach. He even shared a photo of himself alongside NJPW commentator Chris Charlton, further solidifying his status as a backstage figure’‹.
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Chris Hero’s Impact on AEW
Many in the wrestling world see Hero’s move to AEW as a significant benefit for the promotion. A road-tested virtuoso like Hero can provide immense value, helping put together matches and fostering the growth of younger talents.
His vast experience and knowledge in the ring are considered a net positive for AEW’‹.
However, fans are still eagerly hoping for a Kings of Wrestling reunion between Hero and Castagnoli, a proposition that could add more excitement to the AEW roster.
While there’s no word on it yet, the wrestling world remains hopeful that such an opportunity will arise’‹.
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