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WWE Beast in the East 2015
The Beast in the East was an exclusive event produced by WWE. It took place on July 4, 2015 at Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It aired live on the WWE Network and live on J Sports in Japan. Replays would air on J Sports 4 in Japan. Additionally, it would be available on demand on both the WWE Network and J Sports. It was the first WWE event to be broadcast live from Japan. The Beast in the East was available for free to new subscribers on WWE's monthly subscription service, the WWE Network, in over 140 countries.

On May 28, 2015, it was revealed that Brock Lesnar was scheduled to appear at the July 4 live event in Japan. This would mark Lesnar's first non-PPV match for WWE since 2004. Lesnar reportedly requested a spot on the show so he and Brad Rheingans could go to Tokyo to visit Masa Saito, who was in bad health. WWE then released a promotional video announcing that the show would no longer be a house show, and would be broadcast live on the WWE Network. One day later, WWE revealed the entire match card for the show. One of the matches scheduled for the event, The New Day vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, would no longer take place due to Tyson Kidd suffering an injury, which is expected to take him out for over a year. It was later announced that The New Day would face The Lucha Dragons. On the June 3 episode of WWE NXT, William Regal announced that NXT Champion Kevin Owens would defend his title against Finn Bálor at the event.

Hideo Itami and Tatsumi Fujinami were also advertised to appear.

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