Although the WWE Universe was exposed by the “Go to Sleep” by CM Punk during his WWE career, Hideo Itami actually invented the finisher. Punk always gave him the credit for the move, but it’s really special for the WWE Universe to see the move performed by its creator. Unfortunately, Itami may have performed his last GTS inside a WWE ring after the finisher injured Brian Kendrick during the Christmas edition of Raw.
It’s being reported that Kendrick suffered a fractured nose and orbital bone as a result of the finisher from Itami on Raw. Nigel McGuinness announced on 205 Live last night that he’s expected to miss two months of action. Hideo Itami has proven how dangerous the GTS is on WWE television, which could have added a ton of heat on him if WWE officials had allowed him to continue to use it. However, that won’t be the case.
According to WrestlingNews.co, it’s extremely likely that WWE officials immediately banned Hideo Itami from using the “Go to Sleep” finisher following Brian Kendrick’s injury. Last night on 205 Live, Itami beat Jack Gallagher with the “Rings of Saturn” submission hold that Neville was using months ago. It’s possible that Hideo could use the GTS again during special occasions, but it seems he’s done using it as his finisher.