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Kassius Ohno part of WWE layoffs & furloughs


Kassius Ohno (aka Chris Hero) was part of this week's WWE layoffs, according to our Dave Meltzer.

It's unknown whether he was laid off or furloughed, but it's assumed to be the former as he changed his Twitter name to 'WWE Alumni'. He has yet to confirm the news publicly as of this writing.

The 40-year-old returned to WWE in 2016 and spent his entirety of the run in NXT, recently becoming part of the NXT UK roster as both a wrestler and a trainer.  He was originally signed in by WWE for a short run in Florida Championship Wrestling/NXT in 2012-13 before returning to the indies.

A wrestler since 1998, the highly regarded Hero has worked all over the world including for Ring of Honor, Chikara, EVOLVE, Impact Wrestling, PWG, IWA Mid-South, and more. He is also a two-time winner of wXw's 16 Carat Gold tourney.

WWE laid off or furloughed dozens of employees Wednesday as part of cost cutting measures due to economic concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. While many of the in-ring talents let go are known, names continue to trickle out on a daily basis.