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NXT Meet and Greet Photos – October 8th, 2015

Hideo, along with Funaki, was once again in attendance for NXT, during the tapings this past Thurday. This time, the two took time to meet with the fans and take photos before the shows. The photos have been uploaded to the gallery, which you can check out using the link below.

NXT TakeOver: Respect Coverage

Still on the injured list, Hideo was in attendance, along with former WWE Superstar Funaki to watch the historical NXT TakeOver: Respect event last night.

Toyko, Japan 2015 WWE Live Event Photos

Photos taken from the live show in Tokyo, Japan on Friday where Hideo hosted a special Hall Of Fame ceremony for recent WWE Hall Of Fame inductee, Japanese legend, Tatsumi Fujinami, have been added to the gallery.

NXT Results and Photos – June 24th 2015

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Hideo Itami addressed the NXT Universe

Making his first appearance since the brutal parking lot attack that left him with a torn rotator cuff and forced him out of the No. 1 Contender’s Match at TakeOver: Unstoppable, Hideo Itami wasted no time in setting up his return to the ring. Though he will be out of action for 3 to 4 months, Itami issued a challenge to the winner of the NXT Championship Match between Kevin Owens and Finn Bálor on July 4 upon his return from injury.

As soon as the challenge was issued, Owens emerged to deny any accusations that he was Itami’s attacker, and demand an apology from Itami for calling him a “bad person” prior to TakeOver. After Itami refused, Owens stormed toward the ring, only to be cut off by Bálor. The enigmatic No. 1 Contender got the upper hand on Owens, but was blindsided by Rhyno, who viciously kicked him off the stage in a near repeat of their battle from earlier this month. Following the fracas, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that Bálor would take on The Man Beast in the main event!

WWE.com: Hideo Itami To Address The NXT Universe This Wednesday On WWE Network

As revealed on WWE NXT’s Twitter today, Hideo Itami will return to NXT this Wednesday to address the NXT Universe.

Itami has not been seen since before TakeOver: Unstoppable. The morning of the live special, Itami was attacked in the parking lot by a still-unknown assailant. The attack left Itami with a torn rotator cuff that required surgery to repair and forced him out of a No. 1 Contender’s Match.

The Japanese Superstar has been active on social media in the weeks since TakeOver, tweeting as he recovers and prepares for his return to the ring. Though his arm is in a sling, Itami returned to Japan to greet the WWE Universe and spread the word about the upcoming WWE Live tour in his homeland.

What does Itami have to say? Will he be able to shed any light on the attack that put him out of action? Find out on WWE NXT, this Wednesday at 8/7C, only on the award-winning WWE Network!

Hello World: J-Wave 81.3FM Radio Interview

The guys at Hello World also posted a short blog about interviewing Hideo on their official site, along with a candid photo, you can view both by clicking below.

Hideo’s Promotional Tour Of Japan Interview Transcripts

During his promotional tour of Japan in the past few days, Hideo has been taking part in a few interviews to promote the upcoming WWE tour in July and to update the Japanese masses of how his time in the WWE has been. Unfortunately, being unable to translate Japanese, I’m not able to post the interviews here, but I’ve posted links below to some of the interviews that he has partaken in. If I am able get a translate version of these interviews in the future, I’ll be sure to post them!

Hideo Itami In Japan Promoting WWE’s Upcoming Tour

As part of the promotion of the upcoming WWE tour to Japan at beginning of July, Hideo Itami returned to the land of the rising sun. Yesterday, May 28, he appeared at the J Sports studios, the TV channel responsible for the transmission of WWE events in that country.

In various interviews that the Japanese superstar, formerly known as KENTA, took part in, he spoke of what that has been like in NXT (though a shoulder injury will keep him out of action for at least 6 months), the thrill of being in a watch at Wrestlemania 31 and the great honour of being witness to the Japanese legend Tatsumi Fujinami, being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

He spoke about how he is adjusting to living in America, where he highlights that his greatest difficulties lie in the language, although he has had great progress. He was also pleased that the public fully identify his name in the ring. Finally he emphasized in that IF he will take part in the WWE tour in July at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, his participation will be limited to being like special guest because of his injury.

By the time WWE come back to Tokyo, it would have been one year ago, at the WWE live show in Osaka, Itami publicly signed a contract with the biggest company of entertainment on a global scale, having Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart as witnesses.