WWE will return to Japan for shows in Tokyo’s Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
Names advertised for the shows in Tokyo include Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Asuka, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, The New Day, Naomi, Hideo Itami, Rusev, Becky Lynch.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Charlotte Flair was pulled because she will be undergoing surgery soon for a ruptured breast implant. She’s needed it for weeks but held off until the right time. She should be ready for SummerSlam in August.
It will be interesting to see how Itami is featured on the Osaka shows. He will face The Miz on 6/29 and Big Cass on 6/30. In the United States, he is not a big star but he is a major name in Japan so it would only make sense to send the fans home happy and let Itami get the pin over Miz and Cass.
The Raw brand will head to Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan on 8/31.
Names advertised for the Raw show in Osaka include Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns, Alexa Bliss, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Sasha Banks, Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal, Nia Jax, Natalya, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, and Bobby Roode.