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09 November 2013

Should TNA Pursue Chris Hero?


I had written the article below in early September as the rumors had been circulating that the WWE wasn't pleased with Kassius Ohno for a variety of reasons.  So I discussed the possibility of Hero signing with TNA if he were released by the WWE. PWInsider reported late last night that it is now official.  WWE has released Chris Hero.  Could we see him sign with TNA?
If you haven't been keeping up-to-date on the situation between the WWE and Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno in NXT), it appears that the company is not pleased by Hero's inability to stay in shape, or lack of commitment rather.  As a result, the WWE pulled Hero from NXT television recently.  Unfortunately for Hero, it sounds as if things are about to get much worse for him.  A report came out today that the WWE have, apparently, pulled Hero from the opening of the NXT show.  Obviously, I'm speculating but this could be an indication that the WWE is preparing to cut him.  With that in mind, is Chris Hero someone whom TNA should pursue if he were let go?  I'm not a huge fan of his but I think it'd be a good decision for TNA to do their due diligence and, at the very least, give him a tryout.  He's, by no means, a young prospect but if TNA signed him, they'd get an experienced worker in his prime - he'll turn 34 in December.  I'm not at all concerned about his physical condition simply because I don't believe he's ever been in tip-top shape, at least compared to some of his colleagues, but he's always been in great wrestling shape.  It's also important to note that Hero was arguably most successful as a member of a tag team in the indies, primarily with Claudio Castagnoli as the Kings of Wrestling, so he'd fill an immediate need in TNA's barren tag team division.  Interestingly enough, he would've been perfect as James Storm's partner but you can just as easily partner him with a Knux or Jay Bradley and they'd make a perfectly legitimate team.  Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of Chris Hero's but if the WWE do indeed release him, it makes too much sense for TNA not to sign him.

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