Late last night, Fightful reported that Hideo Itami had asked for his WWE release. It is expected that WWE will honor Itami's request and release him from his contract.
Shortly after the news broke, many wrestlers, including Itami himself, took to social media to react to impending exit from the company.
THANK YOU.— KENTA (@HideoItami) January 30, 2019
If Hideo Itami hates hokey shit, he’s gonna love the first indie to book him vs. me.— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) January 30, 2019
Go to sleep, now. I will always respect you. See you soon.— Scott Dawson (@ScottDawsonWWE) January 30, 2019
P.S. You’re very STIFF! pic.twitter.com/ueq7dmkY5q
Thank you pic.twitter.com/x4PASEbYTU— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) January 30, 2019
Thank you @HideoItami.— Alexander Wolf[e] (@TheWWEWolfe) January 30, 2019
It was an honor to share the ring with you.
Thank you pic.twitter.com/qyNdhtsS67— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) January 30, 2019
I respect @HideoItami.— Gentleman Jack Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) January 30, 2019
Thank you.— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@MustafaAliWWE) January 30, 2019
Respect ----@HideoItami— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) January 30, 2019