WWE.com: Hideo Itami Makes A Surprising Return To NXT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hideo Itami is back on the scene in NXT! During an NXT Live Event in Orlando last night, Hideo Itami shocked the NXT Universe when he returned to the black-and-yellow brand. Itami, who had been out of action since October with a neck injury, returned with only one man in his sights: Riddick Moss.

Moss, who took credit for injuring Itami, had been boasting about it all week on social media.

Itami noticed Moss’ tweet storm and made it clear that the two would be seeing each other much sooner than later.

Well, it turned out to be sooner. Itami returned and hit Moss with a GTS to remember. Watch NXT on the award-winning WWE Network to see what happens next between these two Superstars!

WWE.com: Hideo Itami Out Of Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Due To Injury

Hideo Itami has suffered an injury and will not be able to compete in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, WWE.com has learned.

The injury comes at an unfortunate time for Itami. The NXT Universe was looking forward to seeing him join forces with Kota Ibushi in the Classic, with some on social media declaring them favorites to win the whole tournament. With Itami ruled out of action, Ibushi’s new partner is not yet known.

In an exclusive interview with WWE.com, Itami admitted that he is unsure if he will be able to compete at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, but he vowed to be at NXT’s first Live Event in his home country of Japan on Dec. 3 in Osaka.

Stick with WWE.com for more on this story as it develops.

We wish Hideo Itami the best in what will hopefully be a speedy recovery.

Video: What’s Next For Hideo Itami?

Video: Hideo Itami Returns To NXT!

Finn Bálor Gives An Update On Hideo During The Official WWE 2K Live Stream

Last week, while taking part in a Twitch live stream with 2K for WWE 2K16, NXT Champion Finn Bálor provided a small update on Hideo’s progress as he continues to battle back from a shoulder injury that he had suffered back in May.

How’s Hideo’s [shoulder] coming along?

Bálor: It’s coming along great, he’s making great progress. So hopefully in the next few months he’ll be back to full strength.

You can hear what he has to say about Hideo around the 38 minute mark on the video below. Huge thank you to Jennifer for passing this on.

WWE 2K16 Gameplay Footage Featuring Hideo