WWE Day 1

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WWE Day 1
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WWE Day 1 logo
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)Raw (2022–present)
SmackDown (2022–present)
First event2022

WWE Day 1 is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and livestreaming event produced by WWE, a Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion. Established in 2022, it is held annually on New Year's Day, which is a reference to the event's title. Day 1 is also held annually at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. To coincide with the WWE brand extension, the events feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.

The inaugural 2022 event was WWE's first major event to take place on New Year's Day. Its scheduling also caused the cancelation of the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs event, which was usually held in late December. The inaugural event was also WWE's first event to be branded as a "Premium Live Event", a term the company introduced to refer to their events airing on PPV and the livestreaming services Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets.

History[edit]

On July 23, 2021, the American professional wrestling promotion WWE announced that it would be holding a major event on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, which would feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.[1] Due to the event taking place on the first day of the year, it was titled Day 1. This marked WWE's first PPV event to take place on New Year's Day.[2] The company previously ran a New Year's-themed PPV event called New Year's Revolution from 2005 to 2007, but each of its events were held shortly after New Year's Day.[3]

As revealed on the day of the event, Day 1 was WWE's first event to be promoted as a "Premium Live Event", a term the company introduced to refer to their major events that are available via pay-per-view and the livestreaming services Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets.[4][5] The scheduling of the inaugural Day 1 also caused the cancelation of the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs event, which was usually held in late December.[6]

On July 29, 2022, it was announced that Day 1 would be held again at the same venue on January 1, 2023, thus establishing Day 1 as WWE's annual New Year's Day event.[7]

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main event Ref.
1 Day 1 (2022) January 1, 2022 Atlanta, Georgia State Farm Arena Big E (c) vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Seth "Freakin" Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley in a fatal five-way match for the WWE Championship [8]
2 Day 1 (2023) January 1, 2023 TBA [7]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ WWE.com Staff (July 23, 2021). "WWE kicks off 2022 in Atlanta". WWE. Stamford, Connecticut. Archived from the original on July 24, 2021. Retrieved July 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Currier, Joseph (August 24, 2021). "WWE REVEALS NAME OF NEW YEAR'S DAY PPV". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "WWE New Year's Revolution". WWE. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "WWE Day 1 2022 Report: Alt Perspective, Detailed coverage of Fatal 5-Way for WWE Title, Lynch vs Morgan, more". PW Torch. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  5. ^ Meltzer, Dave [@davemeltzerWON] (January 1, 2022). "We no longer have PPV shows in WWE, they are premium live events" (Tweet). Retrieved January 1, 2022 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (October 14, 2021). "Report: WWE Cancels December Pay-Per-View". Fightful. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Rose, Bryan (July 31, 2022). "WWE Day 1 returning to State Farm Arena in Atlanta". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  8. ^ Powell, Jason (January 1, 2022). "WWE Day 1 results: Powell's review of Big E vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Liv Morgan for the Raw Women's Championship, The Usos vs. Kofi Kingston and King Woods for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Edge vs. The Miz". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 1, 2022.

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