WWE Beast In The East (July 4, 2015)

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I guess the story goes that the WWE was going to Japan for a series of house shows and Brock Lesnar, wanting to go visit a sick friend, offered to do a match during the tour in order to get to Japan on the WWE’s dime. With Brock Lesnar now on the card, Vince McMahon and company decided to make an event of it that they would air live on the WWE Network and thus Beast In The East was born!

After the opening video package we go to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan for a shot of the crowd. We are joined Stateside by Michael Cole and Byron Saxton on commentary, and already this looks and feels really different from every other WWE event since a Japanese company handled all the production.

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The Bullet Club vs. Team Fight Club Pro (Chikara King of Trios 2015 – Day 3 September 6, 2015)

By January of 2017 four of these six men would be employed by the WWE and two of them would hold championship gold. There’s a weird clash of styles here with the British boys rocking their World of Sport inspired stuff while the Bucks wrestle every Young Bucks match you’ve ever seen for the millionth time and AJ Styles is just kind of there, but it’s a pretty fun match if just for the weirdness of seeing AJ Styles and Tyler Bate going toe to toe.