WWE News: Chris Hero Signs Long-Awaited WWE Developmental Deal

Katie GregersonCorrespondent IFebruary 7, 2012


After months of waiting on medical test results, PWInsider.com (via WrestlingInc.com) is reporting that former Ring of Honor star Chris Hero has finally signed a developmental deal with WWE.

Former Ring of Honor wrestler Chris Hero arrived at WWE's developmental facility today. The word backstage is that he's finally passed his medical tests and has signed with the company.

As of right now, there are no plans to put Hero and former ROH Kings of Wrestling partner Antonio "Claudio Castagnoli" Cesaro together. Sources report that the two were always going to be signed as separate talents.

That Hero has finally signed with WWE is great news, but the apparent lack of plans to use him and Cesaro as a tag team is rather disheartening.

After all, as two-time ROH World Tag Team Champions and one of the best tag teams in the world, the Kings of Wrestling are likely WWE's best hope for reviving the tag team division.

Even so, at the end of the day, WWE just doesn't seem all that interested in reviving the tag team division. Furthermore, Cesaro and Hero are both big, talented guys who are more than capable of succeeding as singles stars.

Tag team hopes aside, many members of the WWE Universe are already eagerly awaiting the day Cesaro and Hero are called up to the main roster.

Once they are, it will be interesting to see if WWE will acknowledge their previous days in Ring of Honor with the current WWE and World Heavyweight Champions, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.

A stable consisting of those four would certainly spice things up and make a lot of fans very, very happy.