Kushida readies for Act II
To say Kushida’s NXT debut was a smash success would be an understatement. Against the venerable and vicious Kassius Ohno, NXT’s newest Superstar made an unforgettable first impression. He showed true grit (enduring The Knockout Artist’s high-powered strikes), uncorked a few home runs of his own (his wind-up punch seemed powered by no fewer than 1.21 gigawatts) and forced Ohno to submit to the Hoverboard Lock. Kushida looks to go 2-0 this week when he returns to compete between the yellow ropes of NXT.