Will Hideo Itami return in triumphant fashion?
Hideo Itami will finally be making his much-anticipated return to the squared circle tonight after being sidelined for more than a year. The NXT Universe has been clamoring for the decorated Japanese Superstar’s return ever since he was sidelined by injury after being attacked in the parking lot prior to NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable back in May 2015.
A lot has changed in NXT since Itami was shelved by the brutal assault, like the arrival of big name free agents such as Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries and current NXT Champion Samoa Joe. With plenty of new competition in NXT and retribution surely on his mind, Itami is a dangerous foe for any Superstar. But, will Itami be able to pick up where he left off, sawing his way through the competition, or has his time on the sidelines left him with some serious ring rust?