Reason Hideo Itami Debuted on RAW & Not 205 Live

As seen on Monday’s episode of RAW, Hideo Itami made his main roster debut by coming to the aid of Finn Balor when he was being attacked and then was put into a tag match as Balor’s partner.

The belief is that Itami made his main roster debut on RAW instead of 205 Live was a way to give Itami instant credibility. With 205 Live running live events in January, WWE wants to elevate the cruiserweight talent as much as possible right now.