NXT videos: Ohno and Itami meet in cathartic clash

Kassius Ohno def. Hideo Itami by Disqualification

Kassius Ohno vs. Hideo Itami: WWE NXT, July 26, 2017

Two of NXT's knockout specialists collide in a match specially requested by Kassius Ohno. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

It looks as though Hideo Itami finally put the finishing touches on his floundering friendship with Kassius Ohno as he decimated NXT’s resident Knockout Artist with a vicious post-match assault mere moments after embarrassing him with a low blow.

Itami and Ohno’s alliance was clearly on shaky ground from the start, but the Japanese Superstar’s actions Wednesday night on NXT have blown up the foundation that was their friendship.

Both heralded strikers let out their frustrations with one another in the form of a barrage of hard-hitting kicks that had the NXT Universe split down the middle on who they wanted to prevail.

Just as Ohno set up Itami for his Rolling Elbow finisher, Itami responded with a kick below the belt that floored his opponent.

Itami proceeded to add insult to injury, continuing to levy a relentless attack against his former friend. After hitting not one, but two GTS’ on Ohno, Itami began to walk up the ramp.

Deciding he wasn’t finished with the jersey-clad Ohno, Itami then went back to the ring to drop Ohno face-first on the unforgiving steel steps, finally ending the unforgiving assault.

Hideo Itami reveals why he attacked Kassius Ohno: WWE.com Exclusive, July 26, 2017

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