Finn Bálor & Hideo Itami def. The Miztourage

Finn Bálor & Hideo Itami def. The Miztourage

Three years ago, Finn Bálor made his very first NXT appearance as Hideo Itami’s partner against The Ascension. This week, the first-ever Universal Champion returned the favor. After The Miztourage ganged up on Bálor during their Handicap Match began (technically earning Finn a disqualification win for that contest), Itami arrived to even the odds, and Bálor demanded the bout be re-started as a tag team contest with the strong-style legend at his side.

The two hadn’t lost a step. The Miztourage wisely kept to their original game plan and isolated Finn while Itami prowled on the apron, but once Bálor reached the Japanese brawler, the match wrapped up in a hurry. Given that Itami had been scheduled to debut as a Cruiserweight on tomorrow’s 205 Live, Curtis Axel was utterly unprepared to answer the array of kicks and fists that brought him to his knees in short order. An assist from Bálor disposed of Bo Dallas, and Axel met his fate at the hands of a ruthless Go to Sleep — a sight that’s likely to lead to a sleepless night for the Superstars of 205 Live.

Finn Bálor and Hideo Itami look back on their storied history: WWE.com Exclusive, Dec. 18, 2017

After successfully teaming with Hideo Itami against The Miztourage, Finn Bálor has some kind words for his longtime friend before Itami's 205 Live debut.

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