WWE Day 1
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WWE Day 1 removed the yearly tradition of TLC PPV in December. The last month of 2021 didn’t receive any WWE Specials on the WWE Network as there will be a brand new special on the New Year’s Day. Typically, the PPV buys around this time have been low given this is the Holiday season where people like to spend time with family and friends.

Hence, WWE Day 1 was also not doing initially well when it came down to PPV buys. But things changed after WWE announced Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship as the main event of the pay-per-view on January 1, 2022.

WWE Day 1: Fatal-4-Way Title Match Announced For The PPV

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According to the reports of Wrestling Observer, ticket sales increased after WWE announced this match, and the PPV is expected to be a sell-out. There were just 1,612 tickets available for WWE Day 1 as of this past weekend, according to WrestleTix. Overall 7,982 tickets have been distributed, which is 83% of the 9,594 capacity.

WrestleTix added, “Strong movement of late for this show. Upper decks have expanded.”

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As reported earlier, WWE Day 1 is expected to be an annual PPV tradition from now on which is the brainchild of WWE President Nick Khan. Hence, they wanted to host the inaugural edition with a bang. This is the reason why the biggest match possible for it – Reigns vs. Lesnar was booked for it instead of the first Big-Four event of 2022, Royal Rumble in late January.

WWE Day 1: Power Of Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns Matchup Revealed 2

WWE Day 1 will take place on New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. As noted, this will be the first WWE pay-per-view of January while Royal Rumble is scheduled for January 29 at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

WWE Day 1 PPV Match Card

The match card for WWE Day 1 stands as follows, for now,

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)

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

WWE Hall of Famer Edge vs. The Miz

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