As Scotland's Insane Championship Wrestling trickled matches out on their Twitter for their September 17 show The Infamous, at Newcastle, England's O2 Academy, they teased a "major announcement" for "Iron Man" Joe Coffey's challenger for his ICW World Heavyweight Championship.
BREAKING: Major announcement at 6pm regarding WHC challenger for 17/09 @o2academynewc event. Make sure notifications are on! #InfamousICW pic.twitter.com/Qy8IklAYo7— ICW (@InsaneChampWres) September 9, 2017
So far, no big deal. Standard promotional tactic, really. Build that bad boy up and deliver big, right? But how big? Well, given 2017's proclivities thus far, we maybe should have seen it coming, but WWE had another surprise in store for us...
BREAKING: @Joe_Coffey to defend ICW World Title against @KassiusOhno 17/09 at @o2academynewc! TICKETS: https://t.co/TSNaiG2Kcx #InfamousICW pic.twitter.com/Jz31bohlWI— ICW (@InsaneChampWres) September 9, 2017
As it turns out... pretty big! Kassius Ohno is making his ICW debut with this match, but in his former life as Chris Hero, he was no stranger to the Iron Man in specific, going 1-1 with him for Edinburgh's Discovery Wrestling. And you bet your bottom dollar the Knockout Artist is looking forward to round three!
Finally. Two years in the making, it's the Knockout Artist vs. the Iron Man, round #3.— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) September 9, 2017
Elbow? Or Lariat?
See you on the 17th, @Joe_Coffey pic.twitter.com/3NsAPUyE9v
And what do you know, their first encounter is available right from the good folks at Discovery, free for nothin'!
We'll go ahead and close this out with the full announced details of the card then, shall we?
ICW The Infamous (September 17, 7PM GMT)
- Filthy Generation (Aspen Faith, Lewis Girvan, & Stevie Boy) vs. Legion (Chris Renfrew, Michael Dante, & Mikey Whiplash)
- Kings of the North (Bonesaw & Damien Corvin) vs. Polo Productions (Jackie Polo & Mark Coffey)
- Johnny Moss vs. Lionheart
- Kid Fite vs. Wolfgang
- Marauders (Mike Bird & Wild Boar) vs. Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate)
- Kasey Owens (c) vs. Little Miss Roxxy (ICW Women's Championship)
- Joe Coffey (c) vs. Kassius Ohno (ICW World Heavyweight Championship)
There you have it, folks
WWE is letting Kassius Ohno come to ICW to run the rubber match in a trilogy against Joe Coffey started by Discovery. That's pretty 2017, but are you excited, Cagesiders?