The WWE Japan Tour gets a slight change in its featured fights as Bray Wyatt has been pulled from the event and instead will be replaced by Chris Jericho, who will also be featured in a triple threat match together with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
There were no explanations as to why Wyatt was pulled from the tour, but Vavel reports that the WWE sees the feud between Japan’s own Shinsuke Nakamura with Wyatt would be best build up back home and not on foreign soil. Though having the feud start in Japan could also be a good start for the story line. Thus, with the decision, Chris Jericho will take Wyatt’s place and face Nakamura on July 1 while Nakamura will face Kevin Owens on July 2, which will also be an interesting match.
With Jericho pitching in for Wyatt, he will then face Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, who will fill in for the suspended Roman Reigns, in a triple threat match on July 2. Ambrose will first take on Rollins and Owens also in a triple threat match on July 1.
Updated cards for the WWE Japan Tour as reported by wrestlingnewssource.com are as follows Friday, July 1: – Triple Threat WWE Title Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins; – John Cena vs. AJ Styles; – Fatal Four-Way: WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Vaudevillains vs. The Club; – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Chris Jericho; – WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte vs. Natalya; – Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel; – Titus O’Neil vs. Baron Corbin; and – NXT Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Becky Lynch
For July 2, Saturday, it will have – Triple Threat WWE Title Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins; – John Cena vs. AJ Styles; – WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Vaudevillians; – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens; – The Usos vs. The Club
– WWE Women Champion Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch; and – Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
WWE Superstars Asuka, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows have also been advertised for an appearance in the WWE Japan Tour which will be staged at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
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