NXT Results and Photos – September 6th 2017

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Kassius Ohno def. Hideo Itami

Kassius Ohno took full advantage of the No Disqualification stipulation that he requested when he KO’ed Hideo Itami following a brutal low blow.

The hit below the waist was fitting retribution after Itami used the same tactic in their previous encounter before unleashing a vicious post-match assault on Ohno.

The two foes fought inside and outside the ring in a heated contest before Ohno appeared ready to hit his Rolling Elbow. Itami, though, tried again to nail his opponent in the nether regions, but this time, Ohno blocked it. The wily Itami instead poked Ohno’s eyes before setting him up for the GTS.

A determined Ohno escaped the move, however, and hit a forceful low blow on Itami before ending the contest with his Rolling Elbow.




NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Results and Photos

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Aleister Black def. Hideo Itami

Hideo Itami is the latest NXT Superstar to Fade to Black after falling to the devastating Aleister Black’s Black Mass kick to the face.

This highly-anticipated showdown involving two of the hardest kickers in the world of wrestling didn’t disappoint as both Superstars wowed the NXT Universe with a barrage of strikes that reverberated throughout Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

This clash was not for the faint of heart as Black’s face would attest. Itami had Black grounded and busted open early on as he appeared ready to hand Black his first NXT loss.

This brutal bout would test both Superstars’ resiliency as they unloaded one devastating maneuver after another. Itami had Black on his heels, but his boisterous demands for respect and taunts would ultimately prove costly. As Itami charged, Black ducked out of the way before delivering a jaw-rattling Black Mass for the win.

This epic clash could end up proving to be a pivotal turning point for both Black and Itami who seem headed in opposite directions. For the extremely talented and highly-acclaimed Itami, will the Japanese Superstar be able to rebound from his latest high-profile loss?

Meanwhile, for Black, he picks up another decisive victory to continue his imposing undefeated streak as the number of Superstars left in NXT for Black to defeat is dwindling.




NXT Results and Photos – August 2nd 2017

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Aleister Black grows more battle-tested by the week. In the latest example, the Dutch destroyer narrowly overcame NXT newcomer Kyle O’Reilly, a world-famous combatant whose unannounced arrival sent Full Sail University into a frenzy.

But before their epic encounter got underway, Black had another Superstar to deal with: Hideo Itami. Itami had commandeered the ring to decry what he believed to be a lack of respect toward him. As Black entered the ring for his scheduled match, Itami initially conceded the squared circle but then tried to jump Black from behind, only to be laid out with Black Mass.




NXT Results and Photos – July 26th 2017

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Kassius Ohno def. Hideo Itami by Disqualification

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.




NXT Results and Photos – July 5th 2017

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Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe def. Kassius Ohno & Hideo Itami

If Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami’s friendship was on thin ice before, you better believe that ice has completely cracked following their loss to Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe.

Ohno and Itami’s inexperience as a tag team – and issues communicating – would ultimately be their undoing in this bout. At times, Ohno could be heard imploring his tag team partner to tag him into the contest, only to see his pleas going ignored by Itami.

On the other side of the squared circle, SAniTy’s crazed team of Dain & Wolfe worked in complete unity. The unhinged Wolfe appeared to gladly take a GTS from Itami in order to open the door for The Beast of Belfast, who then demolished Itami with a devastating running crossbody.

With Ohno and Itami clearly not on the same page, will this loss add fuel to the fire that is their tumultuous friendship?




NXT Results and Photos – June 28th 2017

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Hideo Itami def. Oney Lorcan

Bent on evening the score with Hideo Itami after Itami blasted him with multiple GTSes the last time they wrestled, Oney Lorcan charged out the gate, firing off a European uppercut. The opening salvo caught Itami’s face in all the wrong ways, and blood began pouring out of his nose. The referee paused the bout and, after consulting with ringside medical personnel, called off the match — much to the disappointment of Itami, Lorcan and the entire NXT Universe.

The fight, however, was far from over.

Minutes later, Itami reemerged from the locker room. His nose flattened, twice as wide as before and stuffed with cotton, he waved on Lorcan to return to the ring.

Lorcan obliged, and the blistering action picked up where it left off. Itami struck first this time, landing a running big boot as soon as the bell rang. He battered Lorcan with knees and kicks, but the Boston brawler chopped and uppercut his way back. Itami’s savvy eventually won out, as he suckered Lorcan in and attacked his knee, causing Lorcan to crumple to the mat shortly after. Lorcan refused to quit, even when the referee gave him the chance, but he still couldn’t muster a defense against Itami’s GTS. Unlike their previous battle, Itami stopped there, pinning Lorcan instead of continuing the onslaught.

Itami then invited Kassius Ohno to the ring, but before they could address their tumultuous friendship, Nikki Cross climbed onto the ropes and distracted them long enough for Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe to pounce. After they laid waste to Itami and Ohno, Wolfe ended things on a most ominous note, revealing that SAnitY’s “maestro,” Eric Young, is hard at work crafting a master plan for the chaotic crew.




NXT Results and Photos – June 7th 2017

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The match between Hideo Itami and Oney Lorcan was ruled a no-contest

Unable to hide his frustration over losing to NXT Champion Bobby Roode at TakeOver: Chicago, Hideo Itami revealed a decidedly dark side in his match with Oney Lorcan. The brutal exchanges between the two hard-hitters, which included Itami slapping Lorcan across the face and Lorcan uppercutting Itami out of the ring, were expected.

What wasn’t anticipated, however, was the way the usually noble Itami gained the upper hand (by playing possum), or the way he excessively beat on Lorcan once he had him down. Itami lit up Lorcan three times with the Go-To-Sleep, but never attempted to pin him. He threatened a fourth GTS, but Kassius Ohno ran into the ring and stopped him, telling Itami, “This isn’t you.”

A shoving match ensued, with Ohno reluctantly pushing Itami to the mat. Staring down Ohno the whole time, Itami exited the ring slowly, leaving NXT fans to wonder if Itami and Ohno’s alliance has reached a breaking point.






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NXT Champion Bobby Roode def. Hideo Itami

If you weren’t convinced already, WWE NXT Champion Bobby Roode had to have won you over at NXT TakeOver: Chicago. His victory against Hideo Itami was, in a word, glorious.

Itami, whose WWE NXT career has been halted by numerous unfortunate setbacks, had so much to prove in this bout. That’s why it didn’t come as a shock when Itami went for the Go to Sleep not long after the opening bell.

Roode avoided that strike, but the champion’s body will wear the black and blue marks of the nearly uncountable amount of strikes Itami landed during the match. Ever the cagey veteran, Roode continually found ways to put the challenger on the mat. Yet, somehow still, Itami always kicked his way right back into title contention.

The title seemed to be within Itami’s reach after Roode went shoulder-first between the turnbuckles and into the ring post. Roode stayed in the fight, but looked to be in agony when Itami sent that same shoulder into the steel ring steps. Itami looked to finish him right there with a hesitation dropkick, but missed and badly damaged his left leg.

That injury stopped Itami from connecting with a GTS. When he finally landed the maneuver moments later, Roode fell to the outside of the ring. By the time Itami got him back into the squared circle, the champion had regained enough composure to kick out. Itami kept the pressure on, brutalizing Roode with palm strikes, but when he went for another GTS, The Glorious One countered and hit not one, but two consecutive Glorious DDTs.

Not only did Roode spoil Itami’s promise of taking his title, but he cemented the fact that NXT belongs to him. Act accordingly.




NXT Results and Photos – May 17th 2017

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Hideo Itami Puts Bobby Roode To Sleep

With their huge NXT Championship showdown just days away, Bobby Roode and Hideo Itami met inside the ring in an explosive encounter.

The Glorious One did what he does best and struck down his NXT TakeOver: Chicago challenger verbally before the Japanese Superstar had enough and came out to confront the titleholder. General Manager William Regal couldn’t calm down Itami, who not only put NXT security to sleep, but left Roode himself laid out via the GTS. Could this be a preview of what’s to come this Saturday?