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WWE News: WWE confirms two events in Japan; dates & brand details revealed

Shinsuke Nakamura would get a hero
Shinsuke Nakamura would get a hero's welcome at WWE's June live events in Tokyo, Japan
Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 02 Mar 2018
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What’s the story?

The WWE has confirmed two events set to take place in Japan later this year.

Apparently, the announcement put forth by the WWE has also revealed the dates, venue and additional details as to which brand’s Superstars shall perform at the events.

In case you didn’t know…

The WWE is widely regarded as one of the leading sports-entertainment organizations in the world; with its brand boasting significant name-value in most parts of the world.

Lately, the WWE has been allocating considerable attention to it's global expansion agenda—something that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and executives such as Stephanie McMahon and Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque have strongly asserted in several interviews over the past few years.

The heart of the matter

The WWE put forth several live events in Japan last year, including RAW-branded house shows in June and July, as well as a SmackDown-brand live event last September.

From Osaka to Tokyo, the WWE enjoys a huge fan-following in Japan and looks to further expand its fan-base in the Japanese market—especially given the rich professional wrestling culture in the Asian nation.

Furthermore, the WWE has now confirmed two events that are scheduled to take place on the 29th & 30th of June at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

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The events are set to feature Superstars from the WWE’s SmackDown Live brand, however, the promotion is yet to confirm the Superstars who’ll compete at the events.

What’s next?

Fans can avail further details on WWE’s live events in Tokyo, Japan at THIS link.

The WWE is likely to reveal further details as to which Superstars from the blue brand are set to perform at the events in the days to come.

Author’s take

The WWE’s exciting live events coupled with the electrifying fan-base in Japan, makes for pure pro-wrestling Puroresu magic.

The WWE is making big moves in the Asian market, including nations such as Japan & India—two of the biggest markets for pro-wrestling/sports-entertainment today.

With a top-tier Japanese Superstar such as Shinsuke Nakamura within its SmackDown ranks, the WWE’s June 2018 shows in Japan are surely set to be a success. 

Published 02 Mar 2018, 19:55 IST
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