#10. Hideo Itami
Hideo Itami didn’t just open the door for international signings to NXT; he kicked it down. The Japanese Superstar arrived amid a fury of fanfare as NXT’s first highly acclaimed international competitor.
NXT rolled out the red carpet for Itami, performing an in-ring contract signing in his home country of Japan. The renowned wrestler’s debut was no different as General Manager William Regal welcomed him with open arms at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way.
Although Itami’s tenure has been slightly marred by injuries, his signing continues to be a landmark event in the history of NXT.