– WWE have issued the following press release relating to Brock Lesnar’s return to the ring at the WWE Network Special Event in Tokyo, Japan tomorrow (4th July).
BROCK LESNAR®: THE BEAST IN THE EAST LIVE FROM TOKYO ON WWE® NETWORK
STAMFORD, Conn., July 2, 2015 – The award-winning WWE Network will broadcast Brock Lesnar: The Beast in the East Live from Tokyo, on Saturday, July 4 at 5:30am EST from the iconic sumo stadium, Ryogoku Kokugikan. In his first match since WrestleMania®, WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar will return to action and NXT Champion Kevin Owens™ will defend his title against NXT Superstar Finn Bálor™.
WWE Network, which launched on February 24, 2014, is the fastest-growing digital subscription service with more than 1.3 million subscribers as of March 30, 2015. It is available in more than 175 countries, and was named Best Over-The-Top Content Service for 2015 at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.
Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to sign up for WWE Network online by going to WWE.com and can watch WWE Network on their TVs through connected devices such as Sony PlayStation 3, Sony PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku streaming devices as well as Smart TVs including Sony and Samsung. WWE Network’s one-of-a-kind programming includes all 12 WWE pay-per-view events LIVE at no additional charge plus groundbreaking original series, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more than 3,300 hours of video-on-demand programming.
– According to PWInsider, former AWA and WWE wrestler Brad Rheingans will be travelling with Brock Lesnar to Tokyo, Japan. Paul Heyman is not on the tour with Lesnar.
The whole reason for Lesnar’s visit to Japan was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter a few weeks ago where it was said that they planned on visiting retired wrestler Masa Saito.
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