WWE News: Hideo Itami to return to TV programming
Hideo Itami, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury from May of 2015, is reportedly ready to make in return to television programming in 2 weeks, according to an official tweet sent out by the WWE’s Twitter handle.
Itami, who was popularly known as KENTA when he plied his trade in Japan, suffered a rotator cuff injury in his shoulder that required immediate surgery just as he was about to receive a major push in NXT.
And while he was initially expected to return in January, complications due to his shoulder surgery led to another 6 months on the shelf, before he finally made his in-ring return at an NXT Live Event at the beginning of the month.
Now, the WWE has officially announced that Itami would be making his televised return on NXT in two weeks time, with the fans already eagerly expecting a Nakamura-Itami dream match.
Shinsuke Nakamura, NXT’s latest Japanese import, has set the pro-wrestling fraternity alight with his charisma and performance thus far, recently defeating Finn Balor to garner himself a legitimate shot at the NXT Title that currently sits on the shoulders of Samoa Joe.
That being said, it would certainly be interesting to see how the WWE writes in Itami’s return, and if the two Japanese Superstars would cross paths.