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WWE News: Hideo Itami speaks after injuring Brian Kendrick

Johny Payne
4.91K   //    29 Dec 2017, 20:11 IST

Hideo Itami delivered the GTS to Brian Kendrick; injuring the latter on RAW
Hideo Itami delivered the GTS to Brian Kendrick; injuring the latter on RAW

What’s the story?

Hideo Itami addressed Brian Kendrick’s unfortunate injury; which the latter sustained at his hands on RAW.

Itami sent out good wishes to the latter in hopes that Kendrick gets well soon—

In case you didn’t know…

Brian Kendrick sustained a broken orbital bone and nasal bridge after eating a GTS (Go To Sleep) finisher at the hands of Hideo Itami on the most recent episode of Monday Night RAW.

Resultantly, Kendrick will be on the shelf for more than a couple of months.

The heart of the matter

One ought to note that Hideo Itami has since been using the ‘Rings Of Saturn’ submission as his finisher, as evidenced by his performance on 205 Live this week.

As confirmed by the WWE, Brian Kendrick was sent to the hospital in order to undergo medical evaluation—something that Itami has since addressed.

Itami sent out a brief message on social media; urging Kendrick to get well soon, reiterating his respect for the latter. 

What’s next?

Per the vast majority of professional wrestling industry experts, the WWE plans on banning the usage of the GTS signature move, and Hideo Itami will now continue using the ‘Rings Of Saturn’ submission move formerly used by Neville, as his finisher.

Meanwhile, fans can expect Brian Kendrick to return to action in no less than two months.

Author’s take

What happened to Brian Kendrick on Monday Night RAW is, in fact, becoming increasingly common in the professional wrestling world; especially considering how the newer brigade of performers aim to wrestle a more high-risk, high-impact style of wrestling.

Much like anything else in life, the strong-style witnessed by fans prominently on the Japanese pro-wrestling circuit is a double-edged sword. While it’s pleasing to professional wrestling purists, it may be detrimental to the longevity of a performer’s in-ring career.

Sportskeeda wishes Brian Kendrick a quick & speedy recovery.

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