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WWE.com: Leaders Of The New School: Sami Zayn, Hideo Itami, Adrian Neville, Fergal Devitt And Kevin Steen Talk To WWE.com About Their Generation

As WWE fans await the in-ring debuts of international Superstars Fergal Devitt and the wrestler formerly known as KENTA, Hideo Itami, and independent wrestling demigod Kevin Steen, WWE.com sat down with the NXT Five inside the place they call home — the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. — for a roundtable discussion to learn about their connections to each other inside the ring and out.

Read on as they discuss their struggles journeying to WWE, why WWE has always been the final destination, and the heavy duty that comes with being the new guard.

Read the full interview over at WWE.com




NXT Results and Photos – NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way

International Superstar KENTA made his long-awaited arrival to NXT during TakeOver, being welcomed by William Regal. With the world watching, including his home country of Japan, KENTA made his intentions clear. Speaking in Japanese and English, he first said that from now on, he will be known as Hideo Itami, in tribute to one of his heroes.

Itami said his first goal in WWE is to become NXT Champion. Before he could expound any further, The Ascension rushed to the ring and attacked him! The furious former champions demanded an immediate rematch. However, before Regal could rule, Itami sent Konnor & Viktor retreating with a flurry of heavy-hitting kicks, letting the world know that he won’t be pushed around. Later that night, Regal announced that Itami will make his in-ring debut next week on NXT!




WWE.com: Triple H, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro And Seth Rollins On WWE’s Signing Of Kenta

On July 12, 2014, WWE made the huge announcement that the company had signed Japanese wrestling sensation Kenta. WWE Hall of Famer and pop culture icon Hulk Hogan presided over the ceremony, which took place in the ring at a Live Event in Osaka during WWE’s recent Japan Tour. Hogan, who became a star in Japan before Hulkamania ran wild at Madison Square Garden, mentioned Kenta in the same breath as Japanese legends (and Hogan contemporaries) Antonio Inoki, Riki Choshu and Tatsumi Fujinami.

Kenta has the potential to be as transformative as any of those stars. Rising to fame in Pro Wrestling Noah — an organization he helped build alongside owner Mitsuharu Misawa — Kenta caught the attention of American audiences during stints with independent organization Ring of Honor, where he wrestled Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins in acclaimed bouts.

WWE.com spoke with WWE’s COO Triple H, Bryan, Rollins and Cesaro, to learn more about Kenta’s unique style and the global ramifications of him joining WWE.

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WWE.com: WWE Signs Japanese Star Kenta To NXT

STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE today announced it has signed Kenta, one of Japan’s biggest stars, to its NXT division. The announcement took place during a signing ceremony at a WWE Live Event in Osaka, Japan with WWE icon and Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan presiding.

Kenta’s intense and straightforward in-ring style has led to his success in Japan, as well as during visits to the U.S. He is expected to reach new heights of global success with WWE.

“Kenta is an incredible performer who brings the crowd to its feet when he steps into the ring,” said Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Creative and Live Events, WWE. “WWE’s signing of Kenta reflects our continued dedication to creating a diverse roster that appeals to our global fan base.”

“I am humbled to join WWE’s NXT division and look forward to honing my craft with the global leader in sports-entertainment,” said Kenta.

Kenta will relocate to Orlando, Florida, where he will train at WWE’s state-of-the-art Performance Center to enhance his talents both athletically and creatively.