WWE star Kassius Ohno emerges as latest wrestler to be released in Vince McMahon’s coronavirus staff cut – The Sun
KASSIUS OHNO has allegedly emerged as another victim of WWE’s staff cuts.
A host of wrestlers and off-screen talents, including Kurt Angle, were released by the company amid the financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak this week.
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WWE’s CEO Vince McMahon also released Rusev, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, No Way Jose, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Sarah Logan and many more due to the pandemic.
And English star Drake Maverick also broke down in tears after getting the dreaded news.
Now Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer claims 40-year-old Ohno was also a victim.
The grappler, real name Chris Hero, was known as the knockout artist and widely-regarded as one of the best technicians in the business.
Neither WWE or Ohno have confirmed the news, and it is unknown whether he was laid off or furloughed.
However, he has changed his Twitter name to “WWE Alumni”.
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After a previous spell with the company in 2012, he went on to become a huge fan favourite on the independent circuit before rejoining WWE in 2016 as part of the NXT roster.
The veteran has wrestled since 1998 and worked for a host of promotions such as Ring of Honor, Chikara, EVOLVE, Impact Wrestling, PWG, IWA Mid-South, and more.
While a host of names to be released by WWE have already been revealed, further casualties continue to emerge with each day.
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