Stars of the Past: Chris Hero
Recently a lot of WWE stars have been succeed in their second runs with the company and I am specifically looking at one former ROH star and my pick for "Stars of the Past." Now his first run in WWE didn't end very well and he ended up back in the company returning at the end of Final Battle in December 2013 attacking Adam Cole & Matt Hardy. Funny how things change over the course of a few years but this is where our story begins as something was different Hero in his second ROH run. In his second run it was almost like he didn't belong in the company anymore for whatever reason it just felt like the company and Hero didn't fit anymore. However, after his extensively long run with the company it wasn't surprising that the feeling was there and that maybe it was time for both parties to just move on.
Looking back at the beginning of his run with the company it saw Hero along with Nerco Butcher portray invaders from Combat Zone Wrestling and feuding with the entire ROH Roster. This was an incredible way to make an entrance into a company and really set Hero up for an amazing run with the company as the feud was masterfully booked. From there Hero would transition to singles competition with Larry Sweeny as his manager and would actually be the top member of his stable Sweet N Sour Inc.
Near the end of 2009 we would see the return of the Kings of Wrestling and this would be the run that allowed them to become the top team in the world of wrestling and in many ways how they got signed by WWE. Now don't get me wrong Hero was good enough to carry himself as a singles competitor, but just hit a new level in a tag team. Hero has always been a throwback to the stars of the old days and not just cause of his in ring skills and how he typically is very hard hitting like many older stars. One of the more interesting things about Chris Hero is that even that he is under contract with the WWE the big company still let's him compete in smaller companies from time to time which is something they never did.
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