Ouch. Last week on “Monday Night Raw”, Hideo Itami made his full time main roster debut as he saved Finn Balor from an attack. After wrestling on last week’s “205 Live”, Itami made his “Monday Night Raw” singles debut this week against Brian Kendrick. However, it didn’t quite go according to plan.

As announced in a video on WWE’s YouTube channel, Kendrick suffered multiple injuries, including a broken orbital bone, when taking the GTS from Itami. There is no word on how long Kendrick will be out of action. Of course there is the chance that this is a storyline injury to sell the new move but it’s not clear at the moment.

Here’s the announcement.

Breaking news on injury suffered by The Brian Kendrick: Exclusive, Dec. 26, 2017

Opinion: While this may just be a way to push the idea of the GTS being a devastating finisher, it may also be the best possible way to push the move as a game changer. Itami needs some more aura to him and suggesting that the move is so devastating might be the best thing that could happen to him.

What do you think of Kendrick’s injury? Could this be a positive for Itami? Let us know in the comments below.


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