As announced by ROH, Nigel McGruinnes is no longer the figurehead matchmaker. It was assumed that he was stepping away from that role so he could take over for Steve Corino on commentary but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Nigel McGuinness is done with ROH and the belief is that he is headed to WWE, likely as a trainer at the Performance Center/NXT. It’s not official but that would be the reason why he is leaving ROH.
For those that have asked, Chris Hero is still going through the process for WWE. While it’s always possible that the deal could fall through, it’s unlikely and the belief is that he will be in WWE very soon and he has already done the required medical work for them. There is no word on a start date yet and no word on whether he’ll be starting in NXT or the main roster.
There were reports floating around saying that Hero would be in NXT using the Kassius Ohno name again. Hero went on twitter on Monday to respond to those rumors:
I can't help but to be disappointed by irresponsible journalism.
— Chris Hero (@thechrishero) December 12, 2016
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