By Jason Powell
-Have a happy and safe Independence Day to all of our American readers.
-The WWE Beast in the East live special airs live on WWE Network at 4:30 a.m. CT from Japan on Saturday. The advertised television matches are Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston, and Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor for the NXT Championship. I will be covering the special as it airs (if I don't sleep through my alarm) so wake up early (or stay up late) and join me for live coverage. Better yet, sleep in and check out my review when you wake up July 4, as there are replays and I assume the show will be available via the network's on demand feature.
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-WWE is in Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Kokugikan today with the following advertised matches: John Cena vs. Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler vs. King Barrett, Finn Balor vs. Chris Jericho, Neville vs. Kane, Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi for the Divas Championship, Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston, The Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores.
-WWE is in Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston, Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor for the NXT Championship, John Cena and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane and King Barrett, Neville vs. Chris Jericho, Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi for the Divas Championship, The Lucha Dragons vs. Big E and Xavier Woods, Cesaro vs. Diego.
-WWE is in Winnipeg, Manitoba at MTS Centre on Saturday with the following advertised matches: Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt for the Intercontinental Championship, and Dean Ambrose vs. Big Show.
-WWE is in Rockford, Illinois BMO Harris Bank Center on Sunday with the following advertised lineup: Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt for the Intercontinental Championship.
-Japanese pro wrestling legend Shinya Hashimoto was born July 3, 1965. He died on July 11, 2005 of a brain aneurysm.
-Johnny Swinger (a/k/a Joseph Dorgan) is 40 today. He was born on July 3, 1975.