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Chris Hero returns to NXT, challenges Shinsuke Nakamura

Today’s NXT taping (check out full details here) were chugging along without much in the way of surprises... until the very end. After a tag match that seemed obviously set to be the dark match to end the taping, a familiar face came out from behind the curtain, and, well, let’s let NXT’s officially released image do the talking...

#KassiusOhno makes a surprise appearance tonight at Full Sail University Studios! #WWENXT

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Hero (billed once again as Kassius Ohno) came out and issued a challenge to the champion by way of patting his title belt and showing him his knockout elbow as a threat before leaving. It’s unclear as to when the segment might air, having happened after the presumed dark match, but I’d bet on a “Please sign Cedric!” style cut back at the end of an episode.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a signing or a return without Mr. Hs doing his thing...

There you have it, folks

The rumors are true, Chris Hero has returned to WWE after a little over three years away. Anybody as salty as I am about the seeming name reversion or are you just happy to see him, Cagesiders?