WWE Day 1
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At WWE Day 1, the Intercontinental Title will hang in the balance in a singles contest that was officially announced during last night’s Smackdown. The Christmas special edition on FOX saw Sami Zayn win a 12 Days of Christmas Gauntlet Match to become the new number-one contender to WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

WWE Day 1: New Title Match Announced; Updated PPV Card 1

Zayn last eliminated Ricochet to win the Gauntlet match, and that was the only elimination he had given that Zayn was the final participant in that Gauntlet. The other 10 participants of the match were Drew Gulak, Mansoor, Erik, Ivar, Shanky, Jinder Mahal, Sheamus, Cesaro, Angel, and Humberto. Zayn vs. Nakamura was announced to take place at WWE Day 1 once Zayn pinned Ricochet.

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The full lineup of matches from the Gauntlet with the WWE Day 1 title match implication is given below:

Angel Garza defeated Mansoor with the Wing Clipper finisher

Angel Garza defeated Erik with another Wing Clipper

Shanky defeated Angel Garza with an According Slam

Ivar defeated Shanky with a top rope splash

Sheamus defeated Ivar with a Brogue Kick

Sheamus defeated Drew Gulak in just about 5 seconds by connecting with a Brogue Kick right away

Sheamus defeated Cesaro via another Brogue Kick after Ridge Holland distracted Cesaro

Ricochet defeated Sheamus with a roll-up as Cesaro took out Ridge Holland for a distraction

Ricochet defeated Humberto Carrillo with a Recoil.

Ricochet defeated Jinder Mahal with a roll-up

Sami Zayn defeated Ricochet with his Helluva Kick to confirm his spot at WWE Day 1 PPV

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WWE Day 1: New Title Match Announced; Updated PPV Card 2

WWE Day 1 PPV updated card

The first-ever WWE Day 1 pay-per-view will take place on the New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1 from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The updated card for the PPV night goes as follows,

WWE Universal Title Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (c)

Fatal 4 Way for the WWE Title
Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E (c)

RAW Women’s Title Match
Liv Morgan vs. Becky Lynch (c)

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c)

SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The New Day vs. The Usos (c)

WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. The Miz

Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap Moss

Rappers The Migos to make a special appearance since their “Straightenin” single is the official theme song of WWE Day 1.

Arindam Pal

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