Back in late 2011 the Independent wrestling circuit was sort of filpped upside down when both Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero had private tryouts with the WWE at the behest of William Regal. Claudio was offered and a contract right on the spot and then the following February Hero was as well, this lead to a big loss of ROH would be losing their top heel tag team in one feel swoop. I think we all know the success that man later known as Cesaro would go onto have in the WWE, but the same can't be said for Hero.
Repackaged as Kassius Ohono and assigned to the rebranded developmental territory called NXT his career seemed to kick off right. When Hero signed came up with the name of K.O due to it his gimmicked infatuation with knocking his opponets out. However, due to problems with management Hero's time in the WWE was very short and he would actually never make it to the main roster. Honestly, I think never making to main roster may have motivated him when he went back to the Indies to prove something to himself as I feel like his run on the Indies post WWE was better then before he was with the company.
As of a few days ago and Dave Meltzer next to confirming the story it seems very likely that one of the "debuts" we could be seeing next year for WWE could be the former Kassihus Ohono. If in fact this is definetly going to happen and Hero will be heading back to the WWE then I for one am very happy for Chris and am actually really excited about the prospect of Hero & Cesaro reuniting under the WWE banner as the Kings of Wrestling for a total mark out moment. But I guess for right now we have to wait and see what will happen in the coming weeks leading into the new year.