Chris Hero Returns at NXT Tapings as Kassius Ohno

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At the NXT television tapings on Thursday night, Chris Hero (Chris Spradlin) made his return to the company and will be going by his former NXT moniker of Kassius Ohno.

Ohno interrupted Shinsuke Nakamura at the close of the tapings and confronted him in the ring with the tease of a future match between the two. It is unknown if this will be airing on television or not.

It was first reported in December by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Hero was in the process of having his medical test done by the WWE and if all went well, he would be returning to the company. Hero addressed the rumors at a Pro Wrestling Guerilla show last month and acknowledged the rumors but that nothing was final yet.

He was with the company from 2012 until his release at the end of 2013 and has been one of the top performers in the world over the past three years.