In a move that seems to further solidify ICW’s relationship with WWE, the promotion announced earlier today that NXT star Kassius Ohno will be challenging ICW World Heavyweight Champion Joe Coffey for the title at the Infamous ICW show on September 17th in Newcastle, England.
ICW issued the following press release on the match:
NXT’s Kassius Ohno to challenge Joe Coffey for ICW World Heavyweight Championship in The UK
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – ICW owner and founder Mark Dallas today announced that Kassius Ohno will be in action at the upcoming “Infamous ICW” show in Newcastle, England, on September 17th.
“The Knockout Artist” will go one on one with ICW World Heavyweight Champion Joe Coffey, with the title at stake.
This event will also feature Legion vs. The Filthy Generation, Moustache Mountain – Tyler Bate & Trent Seven – vs. The Marauders, and Lionheart vs. Johnny Moss.
Coffey and Ohno have met twice before, and have one win a piece. The eyes of the world – and those of the rabid Newcastle ICW fanbase – will be on this rubber match.
Ohno is the second WWE star to work with ICW in recent months. Noam Dar returned to his old stomping grounds for a one-night-only appearance back in June for the promotions’s Shug’s Hoose Party show.