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As announced on this week’s NXT, Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship will take place at the Sumo Hall house show in Tokyo, Japan on July 4th. It was also announced that this show will be airing LIVE on the WWE Network. This will mark the first time ever that an overseas house show has been aired live.
Finn Balor was originally scheduled to face Chris Jericho at the show, but since Kevin Owens has been moved up to the main roster following his victory over John Cena at Elimination Chamber last week, it looks as if this match has been made to relieve Owens of the NXT title. Of course that’s purely speculation on our part, but it makes sense.
The Card for the show, is scheduled to be…
– Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores
– Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi for the Divas title
– WWE Tag Team Champions New Day vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro. (Might Change due to a back injury suffered to Tyson Kidd)
– Chris Jericho vs. Neville
– NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
– Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston
– U.S. Champion John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett
The show will air at the following times in these time zones:
6:30am EST/5:30am Central – USA
11:30am – UK
8:30pm – Tokyo, Japan