WWE Live Event Results
Kofi Kingston and Big E. defeat Luke Harper and Erik Rowan (Kofi pin on Harper).
Paige over Alicia Fox by submission. (Pre-show, fans were asked to vote on Twitter for either a match or a dance battle.)
Hulk Hogan, with Jimmy Hart, appeared and talked about the memories from Japan and the legends he wrestled here, name dropping Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Strong Kobayashi, The Great Muta, and Chono. He also put over the talent in the back, specifically Ambrose, Rollins, and Reigns, and his “favorite” John Cena (who wasn’t at this show). Hogan then called out Kenta, “the future of WWE” and they did the contract signing. Kenta didn’t speak, but Hogan put him over on the mic. They also showed a pre-taped guest spot by a Japanese dignitary (government sports minister/organizer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics) wishing Kenta luck. Segment ended with Kenta motioning Hogan back into the ring for the usual shirt ripping and posing routine. There was a TV camera in the ring for the signing, whether for Japan TV or WWE purposes I don’t know.
First show in Osaka in a decade, and nearly full (possibly a sell out, just one section with some empty seats). Despite the lack of Cena or Bray Wyatt from the Tokyo shows and all the talent that didn’t make the trip at all due to injuries (Barrett, etc.) or being scheduled for the same date NYC show, it was a very well received show. Also, TONS of merchandise sold, especially (but not near limited to) Wyatt sheep masks and Hogan shirts.
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