In NXT, Hideo Itami has had a visible struggle trying to acclimate himself with the “WWE style”. Maybe it’s his size, maybe it’s the language barrier, or maybe it’s a lack of “sports entertainment”…but whatever the reason, Itami has had a really tough time adjusting.
Here’s the thing…Itami is an international superstar who has wrestled for years under the name KENTA. All you need to do is check out some of his matches from his time in Pro Wrestling NOAH to really get a sense of what he brings to the table when properly booked and motivated.
This week’s Throwback Thursday is from 2004 and features KENTA going up against one of the greatest performers of all time, Kenta Kobashi.