To paraphrase the band U2, everything will be quiet on New Year’s Day.
Wrestlenomics is reporting that WWE has canceled WWE Day 1, Originally scheduled for January 1, 2023 At State Farms Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally scheduled to be the first-ever day event, however, the cancellation leaves WWE without distinct live events between the WWE Survivor Series on November 26 and the Royal Rumble on January 28 next year. According to Dave Meltzer, Tickets are not on sale.
Wrestlenomics couldn’t confirm the reason for the cancellation, but it assumed it could have something to do with keeping Peacock owner NBCUniversal happy. New Year’s Day is the last of the scheduled regular season episodes of the NBC Sunday NFL show. The Los Angeles Chargers will face the Los Angeles Rams on that date. However, the report also notes that, if this is the case, three different Premium Live events were played in 2021 against Sunday Night Football matches.
The first day happened last year, It was also held at the State Farms Arena in Atlanta in what has been billed as the start of a new tradition, and was notable as the WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns He tested positive for COVID-19 on the day of the event, Leading to his main event title defense against Brock Lesnar being canceled, Lesnar rushed into the WWE Championship match that night, where Lesnar defeated Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley and then the Big E Champion to win his sixth WWE Championship. It was also the first major event in WWE To use the “Premium Live Event” trademark which replaced “Pay Per View”.
Neither WWE Media Relations nor State Farms Arena representatives have commented on the cancellation.
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