NXT videos: Hideo Itami returns to fighting form

Hideo Itami def. Kona Reeves

Hideo Itami vs. Kona Reeves: WWE NXT, May 3, 2017

Hideo Itami is all business as he returns to fighting form against a very aggressive, and very confident, Kona Reeves. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Prior to his bout with the returning Hideo Itami, Kona Reeves was observed conversing with NXT Champion Bobby Roode in the locker room, prompting speculation that The Glorious One was hatching a plot against the Superstar who knocked him out two weeks ago.

That conclusion seemed well founded when Reeves jumped Itami before the bell. The sneak attack gave Reeves an early advantage, but the youngster’s hubris soon caught up with him: As the Hawaiian Superstar began disrespecting his legendary foe, Itami came unglued, nailing him with a strike that echoed throughout Full Sail University and cutting him down to size with a series of wicked kicks. The NXT Universe chanted “GTS,” and Itami obliged, decimating Reeves with the Go-To-Sleep for the emphatic win.

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