Chris Hero - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Chris Hero, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Chris Spradlin was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 24, 1979, and he is currently 44 years old.

He is currently a Producer and Coach, working for AEW and ROH.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Chris Spradlin
  • Ring Names
    • Chris Hero ( April 17, 2020 - Present)
    • Kassius Ohno ( January 5, 2017 - April 16, 2020)
    • Chris Hero ( November 16, 2013 - January 28, 2017)
    • Kassius Ohno ( February 16, 2012 - November 8, 2013)
    • Chris Hero ( September 25, 1999 - January 20, 2012)
    • Wife Beater ( June 17, 1999 - January 27, 2001)
  • Born December 24, 1979 (age 44)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Dayton, Ohio
  • Billed From
    • Dayton, Ohio
  • Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight
    • 270 lbs (122 kg)
  • Nicknames The Knockout Artist

Career History

  • Roles
    • ProducerCoach ( June 26, 2023 - Present)
    • Producer ( July 11, 2021 - March 31, 2022)
    • Wrestler ( September 12, 1998 - April 16, 2020)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Elite WrestlingAEW June 26, 2023 Present
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH June 26, 2023 Present
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH July 11, 2021 March 31, 2022
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT UK February 22, 2019 April 16, 2020
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT January 5, 2017 April 10, 2019
    Promotion EVOLVEEVOLVE November 9, 2018 December 16, 2018
    Promotion PROGRESS WrestlingPROGRESS May 5, 2018 May 7, 2018
    Promotion EVOLVEEVOLVE January 10, 2014 January 28, 2017
    Promotion Pro Wrestling GuerrillaPWG December 20, 2013 December 16, 2016
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW June 4, 2016 October 2, 2016
    Promotion PROGRESS WrestlingPROGRESS May 29, 2016 June 19, 2016
    Promotion House of HardcoreHOH June 6, 2014 September 17, 2016
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH April 12, 2014 December 23, 2015
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW January 18, 2014 December 6, 2014
    Promotion Dragon Gate USADG USA November 17, 2013 April 5, 2014
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH December 14, 2013 March 22, 2014
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand NXT July 4, 2012 November 8, 2013
    Promotion Florida Championship WrestlingFCW February 23, 2012 August 1, 2012
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH January 14, 2006 January 20, 2012
    Promotion Pro Wrestling GuerrillaPWG January 24, 2004 December 10, 2011
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH February 17, 2007 May 15, 2011
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW March 5, 2010 May 15, 2011
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 14, 2004 April 8, 2011
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW March 10, 2007 June 22, 2008
    Promotion CHIKARACHIKARA May 25, 2002 December 9, 2007
    Promotion Combat Zone WrestlingCZW May 11, 2002 April 7, 2007
    Promotion Italian Championship WrestlingICW ITALY May 21, 2006 May 21, 2006
    Promotion Westside Xtreme WrestlingWXW February 3, 2002 December 17, 2005
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA July 2, 2003 April 14, 2004
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA June 17, 1999 November 3, 2000
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel December 5, 2018 April 16, 2020
    Face March 8, 2013 December 4, 2018
    Heel February 20, 2005 March 7, 2013
    Face September 12, 1998 February 19, 2005
  • Images History
    May 2018
    May 2018
    May 2016
    May 2016
    Mar 2013
    Mar 2013
    Feb 2012
    Feb 2012
    Feb 2007
    Feb 2007
    May 2002
    May 2002

  • Finishers
    • KO / Rolling Elbow - Discus Elbow Smash ( February 16, 2012 - April 16, 2020)
    • Kassius Klutch - Arm Trap Inverted Cravate ( February 16, 2012 - April 16, 2020)
    • Ohno Blade - Inverted Headlock into a Discus Elbow Smash to the back of the opponent's head ( February 16, 2012 - April 16, 2020)
    • Cyclone Kick - Discus Big Boot ( February 16, 2012 - April 16, 2020)
    • Hangman's Clutch - Stepover Toehold ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Hangman's Clutch II - Arm Trap ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Death Blow / Hangman's Elbow - (Inverted Headlock into an Regular Elbow to the side or back of the opponent's head ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Diving D - Elbow to the back of the head of a kneeling opponent ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Ripcord Rolling Elbow - Wrist-lock into a Short-arm Elbow ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Rolling Elbow - Regular Elbow, sometimes dropped from an Electric Chair ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Hero's Welcome - Rolling Cutter ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Hero's Welcome Championship Edition - Wrist-lock Scoop Lift into a Sitout Scoop Slam Piledriver ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
    • Stretch Plum Alpha - Stretch Plum ( September 25, 1999 - January 28, 2017)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Hero's Welcome" by CFO$ & Cody B. Ware - Single ( January 5, 2017 - April 16, 2020)
    • Theme Song "Chris is Awesome" by Viro the Virus - Single ( December 14, 2013 - March 22, 2014)
    • Theme Song "Flatlined" by Modern Echo - Single ( July 4, 2012 - November 8, 2013)
    • Theme Song "KoW (Kings)" by Cody B. Ware, Emilio Sparks & J. Glaz - with Claudio Castagnoli - Team ( February 15, 2008 - August 20, 2011)
    • Theme Song "Chris is Awesome" by Viro the Virus - Single ( January 14, 2006 - January 20, 2012)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Ring of Honor

    • 2 ROH World Tag Team Championship (with Claudio Castagnoli)
    • 1 Undisputed World Intergender Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (with Sara Del Rey)

    Chikara

    • 1 Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas (with Claudio Castagnoli)

    Combact Zone Wrestling

    • 1 CZW World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 CZW Iron Man Championship
    • 2 CZW World Tag Team Championship (with Claudio Castagnoli)

    Evolve

    • 1 Evolve Championship

    Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

    • 1 PWG World Championship

    All Pro Wrestling

    • 1 APW Worldwide Internet Championship

    Alternative Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ACW Heavyweight Championship

    Coliseum Championship Wrestling

    • 3 CCW Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 CCW Tag Team Championship (with John Caesar)

    DDT Pro-Wrestling

    • 1 Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship

    Garage Professional Wrestling

    • 1 GPW Heavyweight Championship

    Hard Core Wrestling

    • 1 HCW Tag Team Championship (with Danny Blackheart)

    Impact Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ICW Heavyweight Championhip

    Independent Wrestling Association East Coast

    • 2 IWA East Coast Heavyweight Championship

    Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South

    • 4 IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship

    Juggalo Championship Wrestling

    • 1 JCW Tag Team Championship (with Claudio Castagnoli)

    NWA West Virginia/Ohio

    • 1 NWA WV/OH Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Northern States Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NSWA Heavyweight Championship

    Unified Championship Wrestling

    • 1 UCW Television Championship

    Violent Championship Wrestling

    • 2 VCW Tag Team Championship (with Porno the Clown)
    • 2 VCW Triple Threat Championship

    westside Xtreme Wrestling

    • 1 wXw World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 wXw World Tag Team Championship (with Marc Roudin)

    Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling

    • 1 XICW Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • ROH Survival of the Fittest (2007)
    • ROH Tag Wars Winner (2010 - with Claudio Castagnoli)
    • Chikara Tag World Gran Prix Winner (2006 - with Claudio Castagnoli)
    • CZW Last Team Standing Winner (2006 - with Claudio Castagnoli)
    • AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament Winner (2016)
    • IWA Mid-South Sweet Science Sixteen Winner (2000)
    • IWA Mid-South Strong Style Tournament Winner (2005)
    • IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational Winner (2016)
    • wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament Winner (2007, 2014)
    • Jeff Peterson Cup Winner (2007)
    • PW Noah Global League Puroresu Kakutōgi DX Award (2014)
    • PW Noah Global Tag League Outstanding Performance Award (2015 – with Colt Cabana)
    • PW Noah Global Tag League Technique Award (2014, 2015 – with Colt Cabana)
    • 36° in the PWI 500 (2011)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (2010 - with Claudio Castagnoli)

Relations

Chris Hero Games Appearances (5)

WWE Main Series (3/24)

Other Games (2)

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