Chris Hero Opens Up About Being Released from WWE; Announces Several Upcoming Indie Wrestling Appearances

Mike Killam

Former WWE developmental star Kassius Ohno (aka Chris Hero) has posted a lengthy blog on Facebook, responding to his release from WWE NXT last week. The following are highlights from that post: 

Maybe you've heard. Maybe you've not heard. Last Friday my contract with WWE was terminated … There are a lot of ways I can look at this and, honestly, it won't serve me at all to be anything BUT positive and optimistic.

Once upon a time, a close friend of mine named Claudio Castagnoli was released from WWE. Another good friend, Colt Cabana, got his walking papers. The 'Best in the World' Bryan Danielson had his contract 'terminated'. TWICE. These three guys are all CRAZY talented and, on all accounts, are doing rather well for themselves right now, eh? I'm leaving WWE on good terms so, if it's meant to be, I'm sure I will be back. If it's not meant to be, I can guarantee you that I will still be trotting all over the globe doing what I love (and what I'm damn good at) at the highest level possible.

When things happen that we don't like, it's our instinct look for answers. We get sad. We get mad. In this situation, there's nothing to be sad about! And rather than being angry about what has happened, I want you all to be happy about what's going to happen! I'll be back with a vengeance, I assure you. The best way to support me is with positive energy. 

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To see the complete Facebook post, check out his official page,

The following is Chris Hero's updated upcoming independent wrestling schedule. 

November 16 for PWS (@ProWreSyndicate) in Rahway, NJ v. Hurricane Helms – "Wrestle Bowl"

November 17 for Dragon Gate USA (@BookItGabe/ in Brooklyn, NY v. ??? – "Freedom Fight 2013"

November 29 for FUW (@FUWPro) in Tampa, FL

December 6 for IWA-MS (@IWAMidSouth) in Clarksville, IN v. Trik Davis – "Big Ass Christmas Bash"

December 7 for DREAMWAVE (@dwwrestling) in LaSalle, IL v. Prince Mustafa Ali – "The Fight Before Christmas"

December 20/21 for PWG (@OfficialPWG) in Reseda, CA – "All Star Weekend 10"

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