Chris Hero Clarifies That He's Not Retired: "I Just Can't Stay Away From Wrestling In Any Way"

Chris Hero's wrestling days are not over!

The veteran recently joined Fightful's Grapsody Podcast to discuss his role with West Coast Pro and his future in the wrestling business. He detailed how he came to be the matchmaker for the indie promotion, noting that it wasn't even supposed to happen.

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"That wasn't even supposed to happen," Hero said. "I just kind of felt it. Scott and I had been talking, you know, leading up to the show. We had some ideas, and man, the first half of the show was going, I was feeling good and I went and talked to Scott and I was like, 'Hey, I'm about to run up after the intermission. Should I let the ring announcer know?' He's like, 'No, don't."

It's been over three years since Chris Hero competed in the ring. The twenty-plus-year veteran last laced up the boots for an NXT UK Battle Royal in March 2020. As for those speculating that he's retired, Hero quickly quahsed those rumors.

"If I was retired there would have been some kind of a celebration, a ceremony, a festival. A week long, month long thing. No, I'm not retired. I'm currently inactive. I just can't stay away from wrestling in any way. So as I bide my time and wait for the right thing to come back for and start having matches again, I have kept pretty active. I've done a bunch of seminars, I've done signings, of course. Then I kind of dabbled into the world of producing. It's funny, we use this term producing, but it's kind of like directing. Directing is probably a better [term], but I'm not going to start calling myself a director," he said.

As for whether we could see Hero in the ring once more with the likes of Bryan Danielson or Claudio Castagnoli, he could only offer a "never say never."

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