Ahmed Johnson Returning To Pro Wrestling

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ahmed Johnson returning to pro-wrestling

Former WWE star Ahmed Johnson is set to make his return to pro-wrestling, after spending the best part of two decades away from the business.

Johnson, a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, is set to make a rare appearance at an Independent Superstars of Professional Wrestling event in New Jersey on March 11, with Johnson set to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

Ahmed Johnson was signed by WWE in late 1995 and was quickly pushed up the card, becoming the first ever African-American Intercontinental Champion with victory over Goldust at King of the Ring 1996.

Injuries marred Johnson’s run, and after a run feuding with The Nation of Domination that eventually saw Johnson turning heel and joining the villainous faction, Johnson left WWE to care for his terminally ill sister in early 1998.

Johnson would later turn up in WCW in 2000 as Big T, teaming with Stevie Ray against Ray’s brother Booker T. However, Johnson was out of shape, and his run with WCW ended after several months due to his weight issues.

After WCW, Johnson wrestled a handful of indie dates before hanging his boots up in 2003, and has largely stayed away from the business.

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