Chris Hero Takes Up Role With Indy Promotion
Chris Hero has returned to the indy wrestling scene
He is one of the most celebrated independent wrestlers of the 2000s, and after some time away it seems that Chris Hero is back on the indies once more.
This past weekend, California’s West Coast Pro Wrestling announced that Hero would be joining the promotion as their new matchmaker, marking Hero’s return to the indies following a low-key stint working backstage for Ring of Honor prior to Tony Khan’s purchase of the company in early 2022.
Taking to Twitter, Hero said the following about his new role:
“As you may have heard or seen, I made an appearance Saturday night at ‘West Coast Best Coast’. I am, as of right now, the official Matchmaker for West Coast Pro. Based in South San Francisco, West Coast Pro has been bringing their particular flavour of professional wrestling to Northern California since 2018. The quality of these shows paired with the energy of the audience makes for an undeniably electric atmosphere. They’ve brought the Motor City Machine Guns, Yuji Nagata, Chigusa Nagayo, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Naomichi Marufiji, Debbie Malenko, and many, many more to the Bay Area to mix it up with their homegrown stars.
“I can’t wait for you all to see just how special this place really is. It’s an honour and a privilege for me to become part of the West Coast team and get to work with the immensely gifted talented that permeates that locker room. I’m ecstatic to add my personal touch to this living, breathing pro wrestling entity. My journey with West Coast starts now. See you all next month at the State Room at ‘Home of the Killers’!”
A former PWG and CZW World Champion, Hero is best known for his run in Ring of Honor with Claudio Castagnoli as the Kings of Wrestling, as well as two runs with WWE as Kassius Ohno, with his last stint with WWE ending in 2020.