William Regal was recently interviewed by ESPN, and he spoke about the return of Kassius Ohno to NXT. Regal said Ohno's return is "a big thing" for him and for the company, and said that only Ohno can stand in the way of his success this time around.
Ohno, formerly known as Chris Hero on the indie scene, saw his first run with the company end in 2013 over concerns with his weight. Hero is much heavier now than he was back then, but Regal points out in the new interview that Ohno's "body type has always fluctuated throughout his career."
"(Ohno's) just got to stay healthy, that's the No. 1 thing, the hardest thing," Regal said. "It's the great thing that people have no idea about, because of the way we are now, that injuries stop you doing what you do.
"Chris needs to take care of his health and make sure he's doing all of his therapy in his knees and whatever else. If he does that, and he looks after himself, he can go all the way. He's got the height, he's incredibly talented, he carries himself well, and talks well. I hope it works out."
Ohno and Regal had some kayfabe issues with each other the last time he was in NXT. It will be interesting to see if that antagonistic relationship is rekindled again.