Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
John Laurinaitis worked as the producer and head agent for WWE's recent tour of Tokyo, including the "Beast In The East" WWE Network special.
Laurinaitis is the one who came up with the idea to use streamers before the NXT Title Match with Finn Balor and Kevin Owens with the idea it would give the show a unique Japanese flavor. Laurinaitis also booked the pre-match ceremony where the women in kimonos presented flowers to both Balor and Owens.
WWE did send a production crew to Tokyo to air the show but they saved on costs by not using the normal setup and production that they use for pay-per-view events.
The live WWE Network special was considered to be a major success. WWE officials are already looking at doing more Network-exclusive specials, likely in better timeslots as this show began at 5:30am EST.
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