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Hideo Itami to debut on WWE 205 Live next week


Hideo Itami will be arriving on 205 Live next Tuesday.

After a few weeks of hype videos, one final video was shown last night and announced that Itami would be making his debut next week. On commentary, Nigel McGuinness called Itami one of the most intimidating opponents that he's ever faced.

Itami has been wrestling on NXT house shows while waiting to debut on 205 Live, but he hasn't appeared on television since losing to Kassius Ohno in a no disqualification match that aired in September.

Though Itami is getting called up to the cruiserweight division, it won't be the first time he's wrestled on the main roster. He was previously included as a participant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31 in 2015 after signing with WWE the year prior.

Before Itami arrives on 205 Live, there will be a number one contender's match between Cedric Alexander and Drew Gulak on Monday's episode of Raw to decide the next challenger for Enzo Amore's Cruiserweight Championship.