As we noted before, Brock Lesnar will work his 1st ever WWE Live Event after a decade this Saturday in Japan.
WWE has been promoting Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston & Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Title as the main events of “Beast In The East” event.
However, the advertised main event for the show is a tag team bout between the team of John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett. People might think that this will change but it looks difficult given the fact that Brock’s match will be a squash match and likely won’t end up being the last. The “NXT” Title match wouldn’t close a “WWE” Live Event.
It’s possible that the commentary for Saturday’s live show will be done at the WWE TV studios in Stamford, CT. Michael Cole and Byron Saxton will be handling commentary. There have been rumors that Brock Lesnar will work more WWE Live Events this year. We’ll have more information on this soon.
NXT Champion Kevin Owens got pinned for the first time ever on NXT TV. Balor pinned him during a tag team match which saw the team of Finn Balor and Samoa Joe take on Kevin Owens & Rhyno. In a WWE.com post-match interview, Balor said the next time he pins Owens, the NXT title will be on the line.
Below is the a press released issued by WWE regarding “Beast in the East” Live Event:
BROCK LESNAR®: THE BEAST IN THE EAST LIVE FROM TOKYO ON WWE® NETWORK
STAMFORD, Conn., July 2, 2015 – The award-winning WWE Network will broadcast Brock Lesnar: The Beast in the East Live from Tokyo, on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30am EST from the iconic sumo stadium, Ryogoku Kokugikan. In his first match since WrestleMania®, WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar will return to action and NXT Champion Kevin Owens™ will defend his title against NXT Superstar Finn Bálor™.
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