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WWE In Japan: 5 Great Matches You Need To Know

Classic contests in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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WWE return to Japan on the 1st and 2nd of July for two shows at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, aka Sumo Hall. It's an important venue steeped in history and WWE aren't just putting on any old house show cards there.

Among the matches WWE are treating its fans in Nippon to over the two days are Chris Jericho Vs. Kevin Owens Vs. Seth Rollins Vs. Roman Reigns, AJ Styles Vs. John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura Vs. Owens. Those are some mouth-watering match-ups, at least on paper, and it's obvious why WWE have loaded their cards.

Aside from the natural desire to draw a big crowd (both events are likely to sell out), WWE officials are also keenly aware that Japanese fans are serious about pro-wrestling and simply won't accept an inferior product or weak matches, certainly not when they're paying top dollar (or Yen, even) for the privilege.

This is the land of puroresu, where wrestling is about fighting spirit and competitiveness. This is where the wrestlers hit hard and go all-out on the biggest shows. WWE aren't ignorant of that fact and, if you look at some of their shows there in previous years, whether it be house shows, TV tapings or Network specials, you can see that they have catered to that need.

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With WWE set to return to Japan, I have revisited five great matches from past tours to get you excited.

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