Chris Hero is heading back to WWE, confirmed by a company source according to Dave Meltzer.
Meltzer didn't mention whether he was heading to NXT or the main roster.
On the Saturday night edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer answered a reader question about Hero's lack of bookings for 2017 to which Meltzer responded that he had some suspicions, adding that he heard about Evolve Wrestling perhaps having some plans for him in the future.
The soon-to-be 37-year-old (born Chris Spradlin) has been in WWE developmental before as Kassius Ohno, spending 2012-13 in Florida Championship Wrestling which became NXT. He was released in November 2013.
Hero has been active on the indies ever since, putting on great matches worldwide against a multitude of opponents.
This would be the latest big indy name WWE has signed recently, a group that included Roderick Strong, Tommy End, Big Damo and others.