On the 4th of July this year WWE put on a show in Toyko which was broadcast live on the WWE Network and J Sports. It was the first time in years Brock Lesnar had appeared in Japan and also it featured a NXT Title fight where Finn Balor took on Champion Kevin Owens. Balor being universally adored there when he wrestled there as Prince Devitt.
First match of the night was Chris Jericho vs. Neville, then there was a triple threat Divas Championship bout between then Champion Nikki Bella, Paige and Tamina Snuka. Next up was the returning Brock Lesnar and who had the pleasure of taking him on? Poor old Kofi Kingston.
Next up was the NXT Championship between Owens and Balor. Owens upset the crowd immediately by openly insulting Japanese traditions. Balor is hero worshipped in Japan and the result is now well known. Finally the main event was a tag team match between Cena and Ziggler against Kane and King Barrett. Rather a strange choice for a main event seeing that Balor was on the card, but then it is John Cena after all.
A fun card although really nothing more than a house show, it did prove that ‘specials’ airing live on the Network is a good idea and this DVD is an excellent example of what you can get for just 9.99 a month.
On the extras front we have the two matches that were not included in the network broadcast which are Cesaro vs. Diego and The New Day taking on The Lucha Dragons.
- Starring Finn Balor Kevin Owens Kane Brock Lesnar
- Distributor WWE/Fremantle