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Chris Hero returns to WWE at tonight's NXT tapings

Image: JJ Williams

After three years outside of NXT where he further established himself as one of the best in-ring talents in the world, Chris Hero returned to WWE at tonight's NXT TV tapings.

Going by his old NXT name of Kassius Ohno, Hero came out in a suit and went face-to-face with NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The segment came at the end of the taping, and Hero entered the ring and looked at Nakamura before leaving.

Our NXT reporter JJ Williams notes that it could have possibly been a dark segment rather than something that will air on television.

Triple H posted a picture with Hero on Twitter and welcomed him back to WWE. Gabe Sapolsky also announced that EVOLVE would be saying goodbye to Hero at their two shows in San Antonio, Texas over Royal Rumble weekend on January 27th and 28th.

Dave Meltzer reported in December that Hero would be returning to WWE at the start of 2017 if everything went according to plan. Hero has wrestled all around the world for the past three years for a variety of promotions. 

Hero originally signed with WWE in 2012 before being released by the company in 2013.

WWE uploaded video of Hero making his return: