#2. A Homecoming to NOAH then out to New Japan for KENTA
Unlike a lot of misused foreign talent in WWE, a lot of the issues with Hideo Itami's run actually stem from his unfortunate injuries and the instantaneous mistake they made with him in NXT. Oddly enough, the much-revered brand hadn't found its footing with outside talent, stripping KENTA off his known repertoire as a hard hitter.
It might have helped smoothen his sails into the main roster, yet that time and talent passed him by with mounting injuries. Eventually raging over time passing him by, Itami entered the Triple H-controlled 205 Live as a hard-hitting heel but none of the bite was left.
Now flailing and probably a shell of his former self, much like PAC before him; Itami should stick to his loyal home grounds of NOAH to rehabilitate his career. As soon as he can though, Itami might find New Japan calling for his talents if he stays injury free. A slew of dream matches and some championship runs, most likely with the NEVER Openweight belt, can produce a fitting finale for KENTA's illustrious career.