Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
As previously reported, former Executive Vice President of Talent Relations,
John Laurinaitis was on the WWE tour of Japan and was in charge of those events.
He worked with Paul Heyman with some of the tour’s booking.
According to sources, some WWE talents were allowed to wrestle a more
Japanese style during the events in Tokyo and Osaka. For example, one of the
Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston matches was said to be laid out similar to a classic
bout between Riki Choshu vs. Shinya Hashimoto. Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, who
have previous experience working in Japan, were allowed to present Japanese
style bouts. Finally, while working with Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose was allowed
to work like Terry Funk (which he asked permission to do) and worked trademark
Terry Funk babyface spots into his matches with Rollins.