Basing this thread on some remarks made by @seabs about the former knockout kids current NXT run. What exactly is keeping Ohno/Hero from being on the main roster? Dude is obviously talented and knows what he is doing in the ring but he just doesn't seem to be delivering. Almost like he is phoning it in. Most of us who follow NXT and or indy wrestling knows that Ohno is one of the best in the world when he wants to. But he just doesn't seem to be running on all cylinders down at Full Sail. So what are the problems? In my opinion one is his character. Ohno is currently playing an aggressive almost monsterish heel which a lot would agree doesn't suit him. He is much more suited for being a cocky or arrogant/cool heel or Babyface, akin to Chris Jericho (only taller). His ring style and mic style speaks more for that than being some vicious super villain. But this raises an issue. One would assume that with it being developmental, superstars have more say if not almost complete say on their characters, since they are allowed to experiment more to find something that fits. This would mean that it is Hero himself thinking that this will work and someone needs to sit him down and iron it out with him or help steer him in the right direction. Which is the job of guys like Gunn, Dusty and the rest. His ringwork is also an issue. He seems almost lazy in the ring and he hasn't had a great match on NXT yet. All of his matches have been good but none have been great. Why is this? It's not like they have been putting him with guys that cannot wrestle so that isn't an issue. Does he feel that he doesn't belong on NXT and is thus just phoning it in until he gets a call up to RAW or Smackdown? If so someone needs to sit him down and give him a rough talk. Because if he feels like that then in my opinion he should be working even harder to prove that he belongs on the main roster, just not walk about not caring. Hero worked hard to get to the WWE, would be a shame for him to stop now. Another ring related issue is how people say that WWE "dumbs down" the ring work. This in my opinion should not stop him. Lots of guys from the indy scene still work great matches in the WWE, Bryan, Punk and Cesaro to name a few. What do you think? What needs to be done to light the fire under Kassius Ohno?