Planned matches for WWE’s return to Japan

WWE returns to Japan on July 1 and July 2 in Tokyo at Sumo Hall. The scheduled cards for the shows have been revealed over on the official WWE Japan website which now includes advertising for Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

July 1:
* Roman Reigns vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
* John Cena vs. AJ Styles
* The New Day vs. The Usos vs. The Vaudevillains vs. The Club
* Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bray Wyatt
* Charlotte vs. Natalya
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel
* Titus O’Neil vs. Baron Corbin
* Asuka vs. Becky Lynch
* Plus, an appearance by Ric Flair

July 2:
* Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins
* John Cena vs. AJ Styles
* The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains
* Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens
* The Usos vs. The Club
* Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
* Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
* Titus O’Neil vs. Curtis Axel
* Asuka vs. Natalya
* Plus, an appearance by Ric Flair

NXT TakeOver: The End off air notes

Ember Moon (the former Athena) def. Peyton Royce in a dark match before last night’s 6/8 NXT TakeOver: The End special. According to a report by PWInsider.com, WWE was using a drone to film footage before the show went live. WWE is holding NXT TV tapings tonight at Full Sail University to air in upcoming weeks on the WWE Network.

Rich Brennan talks departure from WWE

Sporting News is featuring an interview with former WWE broadcaster Rich Brennan where he talks about his recent departure from the company and if he thinks it had anything to do with Mauro Ranallo being brought in to the Smackdown announce team at the beginning of 2016 after he had been part of the team.

“Not from what I was told. I don’t really want to go too much further into it but my mantra was there’s plenty of work for everybody and that’s what I thought, what I felt. I was told certain things that for one reason or another turned out not to be the case. I don’t necessarily know why. I don’t know. It’s part of the business. You know that going in. You know that there’s going to be politics. You know that there’s going to be things of that nature that can hurt you. You also know that going in, for whatever reason, they may change their mind about what they want. You accept that going in. “