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Chris Hero

Name: Chris Hero
Height: 6' 5" / 1.96 m
Weight: 225 lbs / 102 kgs
Born: December 24 1979
From: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Trained by: Dory Funk Jr, Ian Rotten, Les Thatcher, Tracy Smothers, Dave Taylor, Fit Finlay, William Regal, Skayde, Johnny Saint and NOAH Dojo
Debut: September 12 1998
Finishers: Hero's Welcome, Hangman's Clutch
Also known as: Wife Beater, Kassius Ohno

One of the most highly regarded on the international independent circuit, Chris Hero has wrestled for many companies around the world - the biggest of which being Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling NOAH. Signed a WWE contract in 2012. Made his television debut under the name Kassius Ohno.

Hero came to Australia to compete in PWAQ's first Rise of the Warriors tournament in 2007. He defeated Kyote, Damian Slater and Ryan Eagles to make the final in which he lost to Mason Childs.

Returned in 2008 to compete in the second Rise tournament; defeating Mason Childs, Mark Davis and Blakestone before losing to Esteban Molina in the final. While here he wrestled for Showtime Wrestling Alliance, as well as Nightmare Wrestling. In Nightmare, he lost a four-way to Blakestone - also featuring Obie Cartel and Trik Davis.

Toured again later in 2008 as the PWG World Champion. At PWAQ's Summer Reign he successfully defended against Shadow Phoenix on night one, and Mason Childs on night two.

Major titles: ACW Heavyweight Championship, CHIKARA Campeonatos de Pajeras (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), CZW Iron Man Championship, CZW World Heavyweight Championship, CZW World Tag Team Championship (2) (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), CZW Last Team Standing (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), CCW Heavyweight Championship (3), CCW Tag Team Championship (w/ John Caeser), GPW Heavyweight Championship, HCW Tag Team Championship (w/ Danny Blackheart), ICW Heavyweight Championship, IWA East Coast Heavyweight Championship (2), IWA East Coast Heavyweight Championship (2), IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (4), JCW Tag Team Championship (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), NWA WV/OH Junior Heavyweight Championship, NSWA Heavyweight Championship, PWG World Heavyweight Championship, ROH World Tag Team Championship (2) (w/ Claudio Castagnoli), ROH Survival of the Fittest, UCW Television Championship, VCW Tag Team Championship (2) (w/ Porno the Clown), VCW Triple Threat Championship (2), wXw World Heavyweight Championship, wXw World Tag Team Championship (w/ Marc Roudin), XICW Heavyweight Championship.

Chris Hero v Mason Childs, PWAQ 2008

Credit: Chris Dalgleish, Wikipedia
Photo credit: Jade Sue-Tin

Hero at PWAQ Rise of the Warriors in 2007.