Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Naomichi Marafuji has announced that WWE Superstar Hideo Itami is returning to NOAH. Marafuji vs. Itami (as KENTA) will take place on their “Flight” show at Sumo Hall on September 1st.
This match is possible because, as first reported last week in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE now has a working relationship with NOAH and Marafuji wanted KENTA on his 20th anniversary show.
Itami has been with WWE since 2004 and was brought up to 205 Live last year. In recent months he has been working as a heel but fans will get to see some of the old KENTA (trust me, he was awesome before he toned his style down for WWE) in September.