Chris Hero announces himself official matchmaker for West Coast Pro Wrestling

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Chris Hero was last night unveiled as the new matchmaker for indie promotion West Coast Pro Wrestling.

During Saturday’s ‘West Coast Best Coast’ show at the United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco, Hero came to ringside to make the announcement.

Footage of his promo was captured by rapper and podcaster Righteous Reg, and was retweeted by the promotion.

Hero promised to bring the fans “shit you haven’t seen — shit you haven’t even thought about,” before promising to see them next month.

The veteran has not wrestled for two years. He last competed in the ring as Kassius Ohno in March 2020 for NXT UK in a battle royal. The following month, he was let go by WWE as part of a swathe of releases as COVID restrictions were imposed.

Over the past two years, the 43-year-old has delivered wrestling workshops, conducted convention appearances, and worked in a backstage role at Ring of Honor before its purchase by Tony Khan.

Aside from WWE, he has competed and held titles with PWG, EVOLVE, CZW and Chikara, among others. With Claudio Castagnoli, he won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for Best Tag Team in 2010.

West Coast Pro Wrestling, a California-based promotion, was established in 2018. It has a video-on-demand presence on IWTV.

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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.