Full Card for WWE’s Beast from the East July 4th Special


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On July 4th, live on the WWE Network is a special event emanating from the Ryougoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

WWE has released the full card for the event.

THE BEAST COMES TO TOKYO
Brock Lesnar Vs. Kofi Kingston
(advertised as Lesnar’s first match since Wrestlemania. His appearance is the biggest attraction of the event).

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kevin Owens -c- Vs. Finn Balor

PAST VS. PRESENT
Chris Jericho Vs. Neville

TAG TEAM MATCH
John Cena & Dolph Ziggler Vs. Kane & King Barrett

DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP: TRIPLE THREAT MATCH
Nikki Bella -c- Vs. Paige Vs. Naomi

TAG TEAM MATCH
The Lucha Dragons Vs. The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods)

SINGLES MATCH
Cesaro Vs. Diego

Once I heard Lesnar was going to be on the show and Owens would be defending the NXT Title against Balor, I was sold on the show right away. The rest of the card was immaterial. Seeing Lesnar again and in a different setting will feel like a big deal. The less is more style of booking with Lesnar makes everything he does feel like a big deal. I am not knocking Seth Rollins by saying this, but if the main event of this show was Seth Vs. Kofi, I wouldn’t care because the pairing is a mismatch, I know Seth would win, and (most importantly), I see Seth wrestle every Monday night, so it wouldn’t feel special at all. With Lesnar, he’s being put into a bout that is a mismatch, we all know he’s going to win, but hey, I haven’t seen him work since Wrestlemania, so I am super stoked to see him.

Owens Vs. Balor is just going to be an amazing match and I can’t wait to see it. Neville Vs. Jericho might be interesting as well but Jericho’s last few runs left a lot to be desired, so we’ll see.  I think the change of setting will also be great to see.  I’m hoping the show is made up to look like a Japanese show rather than looking like a typical Raw.  It would give the show its own flavor and would stand out a bit more.

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