Will Kassius Ohno's Weight Gain Limit Him In WWE?

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Chris Herro, a/k/a Kassius Ohno, returned to WWE NXT at this week’s tapings from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Fans are already wondering if his weight gain will impact his status within WWE.

Below are photos of him working Andrade “Cien” Almas at last night’s NXT live event in Largo:

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One of the rumored reasons Ohno was let go from WWE in 2013 had to do with his conditioning and while Ohno’s physique has never been his strong suit, WWE officials wanted to see more effort from him in the gym.

Fast-forward to 2017, WWE officials are impressed with his skill set and agility, especially given his size. Some believe a simple ring attire change would benefit him greatly. Given the success of people like Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe, who do not have the WWE’s formerly coveted ‘look,’ appearing heavier is no longer seen as the roadblock that it once was.

There are rumors that Ohno suffers from a thyroid issue that makes it difficult for him to lose weight.

We’ll also point out that Vince was actually a big supporter of Ohno four years ago. Ohno’s plan all along has been to return to WWE and now this is his shot, with the company aiming to integrate him into top NXT storylines moving forward.

In addition to the capacity he was used in at the NXT tapings, he beat Almas last night in Largo.

Details on his return can be found here in our NXT spoilers.

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