It’s day one of 2022, and also day one on the road to WrestleMania.
Here’s the announced card for tonight’s big event, but with a recent COVID outbreak keep in mind that “card subject to change.”
WWE Day 1 Lineup
- – Roman Reigns defends the Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar.
- – Big E defends the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Bobby Lashley in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
- – Liv Morgan challenges Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship.
- – Edge battles The Miz.
- – The Uso’s defend the Smackdown Tag Team Championship against The New Day.
- – Drew McIntyre takes on Madcap Moss.
- – The Street Profits challenge RK-Bro for the RAW Tag Team Championship.
- – Sheamus and Ridge Holland take on Ricochet and Cesaro on the Day 1 Kickoff Show.
WWE Day 1 airs tonight LIVE at 7pm CT on WWE Network and pay-per-view. The Kickoff Show, which you can watch live below, begins at 6pm CT.
If the card goes as advertised, this is a really strong lineup and one that has, for the most part, had a decent build. The road to WrestleMania begins tonight, and I think WWE is looking for a strong showing to start the year.
A few predictions: I think they pull the trigger on Liv Morgan becoming the RAW Women’s Champion.
Big E’s reign has been uneventful, and while that’s not his fault, I think they’ll start the new year off with crowning a new WWE Champion. I’m going to go with Kevin Owens, with Big E going back into chase mode.
I don’t see Reigns dropping the Universal Championship until WrestleMania, although he could easily decide to step away for a while again due to his compromised immune system. Right now, I think Roman stays around as champion thanks to help from Paul Heyman who was never actually “fired” by Roman in the first place.