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WWE News: Legendary Superstar's return confirmed for Japan Tour

WWE will be heading to the Land of the Rising Sun soon.

The promotional poster pre-Superstar shake-up

What’s the story?

WWE put out the full line-up for their upcoming Japan tour, and it looks amazing!

In case you didn’t know...

WWE do an annual tour of Japan for Live Events. It usually spans over two days, with fairly similar line-ups and Japanese representations from WWE to help draw crowds. The funny thing is that New Japan Pro Wrestling will be in the United States for their G1 Climax tournament around the same time frame that WWE is in Japan.

It’s highly possible that NJPW decided to hold the G1 Climax in the United States just to take a jab at WWE. Regardless, WWE always does well when they go to Japan.

The heart of the matter

The line-ups of the two-day tour look as follows:

June 30:
* Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe
* WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz (w/Maryse)
* Finn Balor vs. Karl Anderson (w/Luke Gallows)
* Chris Jericho vs. Hideo Itami
* Enzo and Big Cass vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
* Bailey, Sasha Banks and Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax and Emma
* WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville vs. Austin Aries vs. Akira Tozawa
* Goldust and R-Truth vs. Bo Dallas and Titus O’Neil

July 1st:
* Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
* WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz (w/Maryse)
* Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
* Big Cass (w/Enzo) vs. Cesaro (w/Sheamus)
* Akira Tozawa and Hideo Itami vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
* Bailey, Sasha Banks and Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax and Emma
* WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville vs. Austin Aries
* Goldust and R-Truth vs Bo Dallas  & Titus O’Neil

It’s highly possible that certain matches can change, as Goldust & R-Truth have broken up, thus it would make no sense anymore for them to team up. They will perhaps rearrange the card and will go up against each other in some way.

What’s next?

WWE will go to Japan before Great Balls Of Fire and make an impact on the land of the rising sun. However, the card is fairly underwhelming. It’s surprising that Asuka isn’t present; it would be good if WWE went out of their way to add Nakamura and Asuka to the tours, even though they don’t belong to the RAW brand.


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