Hideo Itami made his debut at Raw but instead of facing some cruisers, he saved Finn Balor from a beating at the hands of Miztourage.
WWE is doing everything possible to get people interested in 205 Live . In fact, it has been an underlying theme throughout the year of the company. It started with Neville's presentation in the division since January, and since then, we've seen Austin Aries, Kalisto and current cruiserweight champion Enzo. Amore joined the ranks of the purple brand. Not only that, but the stars 205 Live will perform their own tour in 2018.
Back to 205 Live added to the list, and the next man will be added to the mark will be Hideo Itami. The debut of the Japanese star's cruiserweight has been mocked for several weeks, and on Tuesday it was revealed that he would make his long-awaited debut on the main list at Live 205 Live this week. It turns out that we did not have to wait until Tuesday to see Itami.
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In fact, the debut came a day earlier and took place in a non-cruise segment, nothing less. Finn Balor was suffering a blow from members of Miztourage Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel when Itami's music hit and the Japanese star came running into the ring. Michael Cole made sure to point out that he and Balor have a history of their time in Japan, and on the back of that a tag match was booked, Balor and Itami versus Dallas and Axel.
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The opponents of the friend meeting the Monday Now familiarize yourself with Itami's strong style when he picked up the win for himself and for Balor. Those of you who are not fans of the Japanese fight or NXT may not know too much about the newest recruit of 2 05 Live though. The veteran in the ring has been competing for more than 15 years and signed for NXT in the summer of 2014.
The acquisition of Itami by NXT was seen quite rightly as a very important one Unfortunately, however, his career in the United States has been somewhat derailed by injuries. The more agile among you may have noticed a large scar on Itami's shoulder, that is the result of surgery that the former star NXT suffered while suffering from one of the injuries that kept him marginalized for a period prolonged time However, do not be confused, Itami is a strong fighter with a strong style that is about to bring a new perspective to 205 Live.
Clearly, WWE believes there are not enough fans watching 205 Live weekly. The addition of Itami is an attempt to change that and its appearance in Raw on Monday is a way of trying to attract the casual viewer. If Itami got someone's attention at Raw this week, then Vince McMahon will hope that means that they will tune in to see him again on Tuesday.
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