Wrestling veteran Chris Hero was backstage for the debut episode of AEW Collision, but why was he there and does he have a future in the company?
Wrestling Veteran Chris Hero Backstage At AEW Collision
AEW’s debut episode of Collision is in the books, with wrestlers and fans seemingly enjoying the show. The card came across well and the company will look to keep that momentum going.
Chris Hero was backstage working as a producer. He is on a trial-run with AEW, who will make a decision in the future if they want to keep him around.
“Chris Hero was backstage producing matches for Ring of Honor and was on headset for several matches, including The Chicago Street Fight that closed the taping,” the report stated. “He will be in for a few weeks after being suggested as a potential addition to the team by some of the other Producers, but is not in officially yet.”
Hero has not wrestled since he left WWE a few years ago. There, going as Kassius Ohno, he was a regular in NXT; but, never made it to the main roster.
Before WWE, Hero was a prominent figure on the Indy scene and ROH. In ROH, he won their tag teams titles on two occasions with Claudio Castagnoli. Together, they formed the dominant team, Kings of Wrestling.
Hero’s time in NXT was never a major success, although he did help younger talent get over. It felt like WWE never saw the wrestling veteran Chris Hero as a future main roster superstar.
Recently, Hero confirmed he has not retired from in-ring action, despite not competing for years. He has a wealth of knowledge and would be helpful for either AEW or ROH.
So, with wrestling veteran Chris Hero working backstage in AEW, at least for now, would he be a benefit to the promotion?