WWE Announces Three New International Shows After Five Year Absence

WWE Announces Three New International Shows After Five Year Absence WWE

WWE has announced three shows for this summer in Japan marking a return to the country for the first time in five years.

The three shows take place on July 25 at Edion Arena, Osaka, followed by July 26 and 27 at Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Among the stars advertised to be performing on the Japanese tour are Cody Rhodes, Shinsuke Nakamura, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, IYO SKY, Asuka and Kairi Sane.

Per the WWE press release for the upcoming tour:

STAMFORD, Conn., May 21, 2024 – WWE, part of TKO Group Holdings, today announced a long-awaited return to Japan with three live shows this July. The first show will take place at the Edion Arena in Osaka on Thursday, July 25. WWE Superstars will then return to perform in Tokyo for the first time since 2019, with back-to-back shows at the Ryogoku Arena on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27.

These events will mark WWE’s first return to Tokyo in five years, and the first return to Osaka in six years. WWE has a rich history of live events in Japan dating back to 1994.

Fans attending the WWE Supershow Summer Tour will see their favorite WWE Superstars in action including “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Shinsuke Nakamura, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, IYO SKY, The Kabuki Warriors, and many more*.

Tickets will be available at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from E-Plus, Lawson Ticket, Ticket Pia and Kyodo Tokyo. Fans interested in an exclusive presale can visit https://eplus.jp/wwe/ for more information on signing up.

Fans across Japan can watch WWE’s flagship programming broadcast exclusively on ABEMA platforms. This includes Raw and SmackDown both broadcast free-to-air in a primetime slot (9pm) in Japan every week with Japanese commentary immediately following first broadcast in the U.S. NXT is also available to watch on-demand via ABEMA Video, with all WWE Premium Live Events available to view exclusively live on ABEMA.

It was recently reported that Rossy Ogawa’s Marigold wrestling promotion was hoping to secure WWE stars for their second show.

According to the report, IYO SKY and Kairi Sane were the two stars named for a potential appearance at the July 13, 2024 show.

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2 months ago by Dave Adamson

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