Earlier this week on WWE's Monday Night Raw, Hideo Itami had his second televised match on the show, as well as his third match as part of the 205 Live roster. This time, he faced off against The Brian Kendrick.
So far on the main roster, The Japanese Sensation has been undefeated, and he continued that streak on Christmas Day, defeating The Wizard of Odd with his Go-To-Sleep finisher. Accidentally, it ended up doing more damage than what it was supposed to do.
Kendrick held his nose on Raw on Monday as the segment finished, with many people believing he was just selling Itami's finisher. It did look bruised and battered, but many thought it was still a job. However, this wasn't the case at all, as he was sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
Prior to 205 Live this week, WWE released an update on The Brian Kendrick and his injury on their Twitter account, stating The Wizard of Odd had sustained a fracture to his orbital bone as well as a fracture to his nasal bridge, with there currently being no word as to when he will return to the ring.
Unfortunately, it looks like he's going to be out for some time. Austin Aries suffered a similar injury and was moved to the commentary booth on 205 Live, but it took him five months to return to the ring once more following the injury.
Kendrick had only been used alongside Gentleman Jack Gallagher as a tag team since the summer, so hopefully, when he returns from this injury, WWE has some better creative ideas, as he is a talented in-ring performer.
When Aries returned from a similar injury when he was still with the WWE, he was inserted into the Cruiserweight Championship picture against Neville at WrestleMania 33. While a WrestleMania spot probably isn't available for Kendrick in the cruiserweight division, hopefully, he receives better booking upon his return.
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