@x_number9 presents "The THWF Bio of the Week":
So this past weekend, @njpw1972 returned to the United States for their #G1Special . It was a phenomenal show with so many highlights that I opined that it was worth watching more than twice. One of the many highlights came from this week's feature. Getting his start in the Indy circuit in 2008, he competed there for 3 years before getting a developmental contract in 2011 with Florida Championship Wrestling. He won the #FCW Tag Team Championship before FCW eventually became the new #NXT . In NXT, he was out of action with a few injuries, but overall many feel like he was a punching bag to all the big name signees that were coming in. He had matches against the likes of #HideoItami , #KevinOwens , #BaronCorbin , #TheMiz , #Cesaro , and #MojoRawley , all in losing fashion. He eventually left NXT and returned to the Indy circuit. He made his way to #NewJapan in 2015. Here he made a turn in his career. Although taking some losses, he also began getting major victories under his belt. He pinned #HirokiGoto , and #TetsuyaNaito in a couple multi man matches, and later challenged them for the NEVER Openweight and #IWGP Intercontinental Championships, respectively, in singles matches. Although taking losses to both in those challenges, his stock and popularity continued to rise. He joined #Taguchi Japan in 2017 and continued to challenge for championships. This past weekend, he struck gold as he dethroned 'Switchblade' #JayWhite , becoming the third ever and first American to hold the #IWGPUnitedStatesChampionship . There are many fans who are so proud of the journey that has been #JuiceRobinson . Here's to a successful run as Champion. 👍👍👍
I remember when Hideo Itami going to 205 Live was a big deal now he's just another cruiser weight. Hideo can be a great champion, Heel or Face, if they ever decide to put he belt on him. I hope one day he manages to win the belt.
Voici les resultats de #205Live du 10 Juillet 2018. -
#Kalisto BAT #TonyNese via DQ suite a une attaque de #BuddyMurphy sur #Kalisto .
Ah la fin du combat, Kalisto & Buddy Murphy attaque Kalisto mais Lince Dorado vient aidez Kalisto. -
#LioRush BAT Un catcheur local.
Ah la fin du combat, promo entre Lio Rush, Tozawa & Drake Maverick. -
#CedricAlexander BAT #HideoItami
[Toujours Champion]. -
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I have been waiting for my man Hideo to win a title in WWE since his time in NXT. Injuries just really held him back. Will tonight be the night where he FINALLY wins a title? Either way, this match is gonna fucking kill it!!!!!
I’m very excited for 205 Live tonight. The Cruiserweight Championship will be on the line, and it should be a good match between Cedric and Hideo. Last weeks main event with Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy was incredible. It goes to show why Buddy Murphy is the best wrestler in the world today.
#WWE#NXT Superstar #DakotaKai recently spoke with #ByronSaxton for a Q&A on the WWEwebsite. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:
Who influenced your in-ring style?
The main influencers of my in-ring style would have to be #HideoItami , #FinnBálor and #DanielBryan . I was watching them since before they were here in WWE and was blown away with the level of skill they consistently showed.
You've mentioned that you watched WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels as a child. What's it like working with him at the WWE Performance Center?
It still blows my mind that this is even a thing. He's such a wealth of knowledge and even seeing him around the Performance Center is crazy. Working with someone who you used to watch — I don't think I'll ever really get used to that. We are lucky to have him here at NXT.
When fans watch you, what kind of impression do you want them to leave with?
I want to show them all how in love with this I am. Passion is essential to fueling the fire. You can have all the tools in the world to succeed, but if you lack passion, it's null and void. @dakotakai_wwe