By Nicholas Jason Lopez
July 4, 2015 is a day that will go down in the history books in terms of the uniqueness of WWE Network live specials.
How unique was it?
American wrestling fans braved a 5 a.m. alarm to stay up for a live broadcast from Japan at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Sumida in Tokyo, Japan – a well-renowned arena for Sumo matches and sporting events – to see it.
It was essentially a glorified house show, but one match particularly made this worthwhile, besides for the namesake instance of seeing Brock Lesnar’s in-ring return after WrestleMania 31.
Finn Balor – a guy who arguably made his name and honed his craft in Japan as Prince Devitt, was the man to do the unthinkable.
We’ll get more into that below.