A WWE source has confirmed to Dave Meltzer that Chris Hero is on his way back to the company. There’s no word on a timeframe and there is no word on whether he would be starting up in NXT or on the main roster.
There were rumors about Hero’s status on the independent scene because he hasn’t been taking many bookings for 2017. Oftentimes, that’s an indication that a talent has committed to WWE. Hero was in the developmental system in 2012 and 2013 as Kassius Ohno before being released in November 2013.
This is a smart move on WWE’s part. Hero has been on fire on the independent scene and he’s one of the best wrestlers in the business today.