Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

- As noted, Hideo Itami was pulled from the WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic due to a neck injury he suffered a few weeks back. Word is that Itami will be out of action for just two months, indicating he does not need surgery. He could have been out of action for more than 6 months with surgery.

- WWE Tough Enough winner Josh Bredl has been out of action with a severe concussion for several months now.

- Former ROH Champion Roderick Strong made his WWE NXT debut last night as Austin Aries' mystery partner in the Dusty Classic. WWE officials are already high on Strong and were impressed by his debut.

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