Above is new video of Cedric and Itami facing off in a backstage video after Dasha Fuentes interviewed Cedric about next week's title defense.
"To be perfectly honest with you, I'm confident. Hideo Itami likes to talk a big game and he intimidates a lot of guys around here because he's a bonafide Japanese wrestling legend," Cedric told Fuentes. "But this is 205 Live, this is my house. As long as I have this, I run things here. So next week, I plan on leaving that ring the same way I walked in - as your Cruiserweight Champion."
Itami then walked up and spoke some in Japanese before motioning at the title on Cedric's shoulder. Itami said, "If you don't respect me, you will after I take your title."
The segment ended with referees and WWE producer Adam Pearce separating the two cruiserweights after Itami shoved Cedric first.