kassius ohno

For weeks now it’s been rumored that Chris Hero would be returning to NXT and during the NXT tapings at Full Sail University on Wednesday night, he made his return as Kassius Ohno.

Kassius Ohno made his way out into the NXT arena after a tag team match featuring Tajiri and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe and Bobby Roode concluded.

According to fans in attendance, Kassius Ohno came out in a suit and he went to take his jacket off but instead he put up his elbow and indicated that he wants a shot at Shinsuke Nakamura’s NXT Title.

WWE uploaded a video of his return, which can be seen along with some photos below.

#KassiusOhno makes a surprise appearance tonight at Full Sail University Studios! #WWENXT

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Chris Hero made his debut as Kassius Ohno in NXT back in 2012. He never made it to the main roster and in 2013 he was released from his contract.

After that Chris Hero hit the ground running and he’s been making waves on the independent scene and WWE officials obviously took notice and decided that now is the right time to bring him back.