WWE Announces Hideo Itami’s Replacement In Dusty Classic

As reported earlier, NXT Superstar Hideo Itami, who had been gaining a lot of momentum since his recent return from an injury which had sidelined him for over a year, suffered another serious injury during an NXT live event, which looks like it will be putting him on the injured list for another extended period of time. Today, in advance of the latest round of NXT tapings (which will cover all episodes up to NXT TakeOver: Toronto), WWE officially announced that Itami will be pulling out of the Dusty Rhodes Memorial Tag Team Classic. They have also revealed that Itami, who was scheduled to team with cruiserweight standout and fellow countryman Kota Ibushi, will be replaced by the WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins, making their first round match against Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali into an all-CWC affair!

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