Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 66

Thread: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

  1. #1
    @CheapTequila Stefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    6,441

    Default Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    http://pwinsider.com/article/81449/s...lease.html?p=1

    WWE released NXT star Kassius Ohno, aka Chris Hero, who has worked in main event level positions for Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling NOAH, CHIKARA, IWA Mid-South and CZW, among other promotions all over the world, PWInsider.com has confirmed.
    According to multiple sources, Ohno was released by WWE officials while waiting to begin training Friday morning at the Performance Center.


    Ohno had just returned to WWE NXT after being held off of TV for some time. What will turn out to be his final appearance, a loss to The Wyatt Family's Luke Harper, aired this past Wednesday on NXT. He had been signed to WWE developmental in 2012.


    Ohno, a Dayton, Ohio native, broke into the business in 1998 and was trained by a slew of excellent trainers, including Les Thatcher and Dory Funk Jr.


    Similar to the career path that Daniel Bryan took, he traveled the world, most notable Germany, England and Australia, learning all sorts of different styles and adding them to his in-ring repertoire. I've always likened him to a young Barry Windham because of his tall frame and working ability.


    Like a lot of other independent stars of the early 2000s, Hero made his name with a lot of travel, not just internationally but all over the United States, driving with a crew that included Antonio Cesaro (then Claudio Castagnoli) and the late Larry Sweeney, among others, and worked pretty much everywhere. He clicked in just about every major independent promotion of the era.


    Hero originally built his name in Ian Rotten's IWA Mid-South, where he ended up having a great feud with CM Punk (as recounted on Punk's Best in the World DVD documentary) as well as a long run in CHIKARA, where he was a top name there as well as one half of the Kings of Wrestling tag team with Cesaro.


    He soon made his way to CZW, where he worked as a top heel there and began working regularly for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in California as well.


    The one promotion Hero wasn't getting booked for was Ring of Honor, which was considered the top independent promotion in the landscape, so when he showed up as a mystery opponent representing CZW against then-ROH champion Bryan Danielson (aka Daniel Bryan), it was a huge, legitimate shock for that audience and helped kick off a CZW vs. ROH feud that drew great numbers for ROH as well as an audience that was as legitimately split down the middle as a New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game.


    Hero morphed into a regular member of the ROH roster, capturing their Tag belts with Cesaro, who he held a number of other tag straps with. He began training and wrestling for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan and did well there, including having the mate Mitsuharu Misawa "gift him" the roaring elbow, which Hero used even in WWE as a finish.


    When Hero was signed in 2012, it seemed like just a matter of time before he joined Punk, Bryan and others on the main roster, but for some reason - whether it be politics or mistakes made, he never made it to the main roster. I don't even believe he was sent on the road for dark matches, which boggled my mind. His work in the ring was good. He had obviously, based on his last TV appearances, worked on his physique. He had a decent speaking ability and his charisma always sort of reminded me a quiet version of a young Mick Foley. As a heel, he portrayed a great d***. He knew all sorts of different styles and honestly, should have been training the talents he was instead training with in the Performance Center. All the elements were there, except, apparently, WWE didn't see it, so he begins a new chapter in his career, returning to the independents.


    Note from Mike: This release will go down, to me, as one of those moments in history where you wonder what the hell went wrong, and how WWE couldn't see the potential in someone just about every independent promotion in the world will be scrambling to book once they read this. This is absolutely going to be a case where this, long term, will be WWE's loss.
    Many of y'all are gonna be mad now, right?

    I was excited at first when he debuted but he's filed to impress me much to be honest. So this release doesn't surprise me in the very least. Hell, he probably asked for it himself. On the bright side, TNA has a good chance to pick him up now. NXT is popular internationally and he's still liked by most fans.

  2. #2
    SAWFT Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    9,679

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    That's a surprise. I figured he'd be up soon.

    The one thing about Hero is that he never really seemed to have anybody with pull behind him, except maybe Regal, who's pull is limited at best. I've never really gotten the sense that him and Punk are particularly close. I don't know if Bryan was putting in good words for him. Really weird stuff.

    It's a real shame though, Hero's in his 30's now, that might have been his last, best shot at the big leagues.

    "I like cake."

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAndersons Mic View Post
    Im posting my thoughts not for them to be debated or argued against. I would like for folks to understand and agree with my point of view while throwing dookie at the McMahons and laughing at it.

  3. #3
    Eater of Worlds Vance Landow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Age
    21
    Posts
    1,021

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Kinda odd how they put him in the main event of NXT then release him shortly after (I think the tapings are almost caught up to date, correct me if I'm wrong), even if he lost. Not really too broken up about it, I never understood what was so great about the guy. Seemed incredibly boring and unremarkable.

    he had pretty hair though

  4. #4
    Senior Member Sayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,447

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Vance, anyway you could send me a link to the latest NXT?

  5. #5
    King of Font Style Krimzon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    28
    Posts
    9,516

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!



  6. #6
    The Lovable Rascal Bender's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    OH-IO!
    Age
    29
    Posts
    6,833

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Spoiler


    *It's all a work, it's all a work, it's all a work, it's all a work*

    My patience after Raw then, this news = wearing thin.
    Do I sound angry or something?

  7. #7
    Big Pimpin' Big Pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Age
    24
    Posts
    5,115

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Confirmation from Observer

    Chris Spradlin, who was Kassius Ohno in WWE developmental and better known as Chris Hero, was released by WWE this week.

    He's already been announced to face Hurricane Helms on 11/16 for Pro Wrestling Syndicate in Rahway, NJ.
    http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-t...e-release-info

    Disappointing, then again, I watched the Ohno/Harper match and wasn't overly impressed with Ohno's work. I can see how that was the death knell for him.
    Voodoo Ain't Easy

  8. #8
    The Dazzling One Dazz Hands's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5,819

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!




    Dang. I was really wanting to see Ohno on the main roster.

    Bender

    PW Accolades

    Spoiler

  9. #9
    RIP Oscar Taveras :( SM(Stardust)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Age
    27
    Posts
    18,047

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    The only reaction I have to this news right now is.......


    surrender

  10. #10
    but secretly C to the C Engel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    UNC Chapel Hill
    Age
    34
    Posts
    16,495

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    OMG. I sense one of the greatest pro-wrestling angles of all time...

    Hero as the mastermind behind the fall of CHIKARA...


    Flowers gathered in the morning,
    Afternoon they blossom on,
    Still are withered by the evening:
    You can be me when I'm gone.

  11. #11
    Now residing in the 256 BestInThe205's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Age
    22
    Posts
    4,091

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    GODDAMNIT!!!!


    Last edited by BestInThe205; 11-09-2013 at 02:56 AM.
    (Mucho credit to Bender)

  12. #12
    Senior Member buscow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,278

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    NO!!! buscow died a little inside.


    Thanks Bender this awesome AV and banner!

  13. #13
    Moderately Moderating Michinokudriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    9,131

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!


    Nominee: PW's Most Knowledgeable Poster, 2006
    Co-winner: PW's Most Knowledgeable Nerd, 2006

  14. #14
    The Head Cashew Mr. Salty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    885

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Fuck...

  15. #15
    PW Poster Since 2003 Lony's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Jericho Land
    Age
    29
    Posts
    19,481

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Well this sucks.
    Burn the land and boil the sea
    You can't take the sky from me


    The Nerdery's Best Poster (2013 Co-Winner)
    PW WrestleMania X Money In The Bank Winner

  16. #16
    Proud Mark Miss HHH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hanging with my friend Mark
    Age
    27
    Posts
    12,235

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    I'm not really surprised. He hasn't looked impressive at all in NXT to me and just couldn't seem to get his character that over with that crowd.

    But then again I never thought he was anything special in the Indy's either.

  17. #17
    @CheapTequila Stefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    6,441

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    **EDIT** Nevermind, it was a fake JR account.

  18. #18
    Senior Member wtfisthis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    523

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    He was never gonna make it in the WWE with that horrible physique of his.

  19. #19

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
    **EDIT** Nevermind, it was a fake JR account.

    Thanks to Bender and Stefan.


  20. #20
    Banned The Kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    New York
    Age
    26
    Posts
    13,099

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    OH-NO~!

    WE NEED A HERO~!

  21. #21
    Proud Mark Miss HHH's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Hanging with my friend Mark
    Age
    27
    Posts
    12,235

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
    **EDIT** Nevermind, it was a fake JR account.
    Not that, that stopped PWInsider posting it.
    Credit to Fresh Prince for the sig and av.

  22. #22
    WWE don't hate Ambrose Oncall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Australia
    Age
    26
    Posts
    9,332

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Can't say i'm exactly torn up over this, he came in with a lot of hype but I never understood it. He'll get plenty of bookings on the independent scene though, maybe even go back to Japan.





    Quote Originally Posted by The Miz
    I'd rather you all hate me for everything I am than love me for something i'm not
    Quote Originally Posted by Oncall's brain
    There is no conspiracy, WWE isn't burying Ambrose
    Episode 5 of "Sittin down for a chat with Oncall" with special guest BigRed

    The countdown has begun, see where your favourite season landed

  23. #23

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    What is the big deal with this guy anyways? Sure he has experience, but IMO he tries to be too much like Punk when cuts a promo and nothing about him has ever stood out to me. They already have enough guys like Punk, Bryan, Ambrose, Del Rio, and Cesaro. "Just another indy guy.". Don't get me wrong I love
    those guys, but I wouldn't enjoy the show if thats all WWE was.

  24. #24
    SAWFT Matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    9,679

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    OMG. I sense one of the greatest pro-wrestling angles of all time...

    Hero as the mastermind behind the fall of CHIKARA...
    I love literally everything about this.

    "I like cake."

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAndersons Mic View Post
    Im posting my thoughts not for them to be debated or argued against. I would like for folks to understand and agree with my point of view while throwing dookie at the McMahons and laughing at it.

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    143

    Default Re: Kassius Ohno/Chris Hero to Debut on RAW...NEVER SINCE HE WAS FIRED!

    Would have made a solid addition to the Wyatt Family at some point.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •