205 Live star Hideo Itami returns home to Pro Wrestling Noah on September 1 to face long-time rival, Naomichi Marufuji, at the promotion’s 20th Anniversary Show. In preparation, he’s posted pictures of his exercise routine on Twitter.
— Hideo Itami / 伊丹英雄 (@HideoItami) August 31, 2018
The talent swap is made possible by WWE forming a working relationship with the Japanese company. Just like their partnership with EVOLVE, it will lead to the empire signing more talent from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Itami performed as KENTA for Pro Wrestling Noah for eleven years before signing with NXT, capturing the GHC Heavyweight Championship, GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship three times, and the GHC Junior Tag Team Championships to name a few.