A local advertisement that ran during last night’s Monday Night RAW promoted NXT newcomer Shinsuke Nakamura facing John Cena, and Brock Lesnar facing Kevin Owens at a June 29 live event, according to Wrestling Inc.
The live event will take place at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before Cena was advertised for the event, the venue sent out the following press release three weeks ago, noting that the show is sold out.
Monday, April 25 – The WWE Live event scheduled for June 29th in the Blaisdell Arena has had overwhelming support from Hawaii. All currently available tickets have been purchased. Stay tuned as some production holds may be released as the show date nears.
WWE LIVE RETURNS TO OAHU JUNE 29
For the 1st time in nearly 7 years, WWE LIVE will make a stop at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena on Wed, June 29, 2016. This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas LIVE! SEE: Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt, New Day, Kevin Owens, The Usos, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Charlotte plus many more!
WWE offers the best value in entertainment, with tickets starting at $20. Tickets to WWE LIVE go on sale Friday, April 22nd at 9:00 AM and are available at ticketmaster.com, Blaisdell Box office, area Ticketmaster Outlets, and charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000.
With the current WWE World Heavyweight champion Reigns, Jericho, Styles, and others advertised, this show has all the makings of a supershow. It was noted by Wrestling News last night that this event could turn out to be a WWE Network special. The last time a live event was broadcast on the WWE Network was the “Live from Madison Square Garden show” in New York City on October 3, 2015.
In addition to Nakamura vs. Cena and Lesnar vs. Owens, a champion vs. champion bout between WWE Women’s champion Charlotte and NXT Women’s champion Asuka is expected to take place.
All three of the aforementioned matches would be first time ever occurrences in the WWE. Since making his debut at NXT Takeover: Dallas, in a match-of-the-year candidate with Sami Zayn, Nakamura was remained in NXT, competing in matches against Tye Dillinger and Elias Samson.
Cena is set to return from shoulder surgery later this month, as he announced himself three weeks ago.
As for the Owens vs. Lesnar bout, it would be “The Beast Incarnate’s” first match in WWE since he defeated Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32. Lesnar and Owens had a brief run-in with each other in the lead up to WrestleMania this year. On the January 11 edition of RAW, Lesnar hit the ring during Reigns’ “One versus All” bout. Lesnar cleared the entire ring, German suplexing Owens in the process.
The following day, Owens teased a feud between himself and Lesnar while speaking to KATC’s Steven Albritton, via Cageside Seats.
“After last night, Brock Lesnar…kind of put his nose in my business where he shouldn’t have had so maybe that’s where we’re gonna go soon. There’s obviously beef with Brock Lesnar after last night.”
Finally, the Charlotte vs. Asuka match would be the first time that the female champions from the main roster and NXT faced off in a one-on-one scenario since the August 17, 2015, edition of RAW. However, Banks did not perform on the main roster with her NXT championship reign being recognized.
Paige briefly once held both titles simultaneously when she won the then-Divas championship from AJ Lee the night after WrestleMania XXX.
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