Insane Championship Wrestling out of Glasgow, Scotland announced yesterday that NXT Superstar Kassius Ohno (formerly Chris Hero on the independent circuit) will be challenging ICW Word Heavyweight Champion Joe Coffey at ICW’s event in Newcastle, England on September 17th.
ICW is one of the UK promotions – PROGRESS being the other one – that the WWE has working agreements with, having sent 205 Live Superstar Noam Dar to a recent ICW event as well as Jack Gallagher to the recent PROGRESS event in New York City. ICW is the home promotion of WWE UK Superstar Wolfgang, as well as the old stomping grounds for WWE Superstars Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, Noam Dar and Nikki Cross, as well as Mae Young Classic competitors Kay Lee Ray and Piper Niven (aka Viper).
Kassius Ohno returns to the UK independent scene for the first time since last year, although he did make appearances in England for NXT this past June for the Download Festival. His last UK indie appearance was last November, when he challenged Katsuyori Shibata for the Revolution Pro British Heavyweight title.