UPDATE: Itami has responded to the news by saying we’ll see KENTA soon.
— KENTA aka Lil’K (@KENTAG2S) February 22, 2019
The official statement reads:
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Kenta Kobayashi (Hideo Itami).”
The superstar had performed with NXT for three years before moving up to 205 Live in 2017. Despite being a mainstay talent of the cruiserweight division, he never held the Cruiserweight title.