Tonight’s show is the first-ever Day 1 PPV and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage. Start time for Day 1 is at 7:00 PM EST for the Kick-Off Show. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
The Day 1 PPV has a stacked card that is set to be headlined by Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship. Paul Heyman has been kicked out of The Bloodline and it remains to be seen if he shows-up with Lesnar. And on the RAW side of things we also have Big E defending the WWE Championship against Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and Seth Rollins.
Elsewhere tonight Liv Morgan challenges Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship, Drew McIntyre faces Madcap Moss, RK-Bro defends the RAW Tag Titles against The Street Profits, The Uso’s defend the SmackDown Tag Titles against New Day, and Edge battles The Miz with pride on the line. The show opens with Sheamus and Ridge Holland facing Cesaro and Ricochet.
That’s the preview for tonight’s Day 1 PPV. Our live coverage will begin from 7PM right here with the Kick-Off Show. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
We’re live at the arena and the Kick-Off panel is hosted by Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick, Booker T, and Peter Rosenberg. The panel announce that Roman Reigns has been pulled from the Day 1 card due to COVID-19. Brock Lesnar will therefore join the WWE Championship match, making it a Fatal 5-Way.
We see a video package of the feud between Edge and The Miz. The panel is laughing at The Miz and Maryse being drenched by Edge’s Broodbath, and The Miz walks up. Miz says they’re laughing at his pain. He gets that Edge is a hero and he’s loved by the fans, yet when he came back nobody cared. Rosenberg says those things aren’t comparable. Miz says when he was injured he didn’t take any time off. Miz talks about his appearance on Dancing With The Stars and says tonight he will be awesome. He’s already earned respect and, after tonight, no-one will be able to argue with that.
A video airs for the match between Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch. Sonya Deville has joined the panel and she says Liv is ready to step-up to the next level. Patrick says Becky has backed-up every things she’s said she would do since she returned. Deville says Liv is unlike anyone Becky has ever faced and she’s from somewhere no-one has come from before in WWE…Jersey, apparently. Booker T says that Becky has a cloak of invincibility and will be almost impossible to beat.
New Day are interviewed backstage. Woods reads a proclomation that today is the day where he and Sir Kofi become SmackDown Tag Team Champion’s. And, henceforth, the 1st of January moving forward will be known as New Day’s New Day. Kofi speaks in an English accent and says New Day are about to restore glory and royalty to the tag titles. The panel makes their predictions for this upcoming match and the veterans think the Uso’s will retain tonight.
Cesaro starts against Holland and catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker before tagging Ricochet. Cesaro flips Ricochet onto Holland for a two-count, Sheamus tags in and clubs RIcochet but eats a few dropkicks in a row. Sheamus prevents the tag and takes Ricochet with with a side headlock. Ridge Holland has a busted nose following the flip from Ricochet and he’s being tended by officials.
Sheamus hits a backbreaker, then another and claws at the mouth of Ricochet. Sheamus keeps things slowed down and kicks him a few times, then grabs a rear chinlock. Sheamus still doesn’t have a partner and he puts Ricochet on the apron for the Beats of the Bodhran. The announcers relay word that Holland won’t be returning to the match. Ricochet catches Sheamus with a tornado DDT and makes the tag to Cesaro.
Cesaro lands a series of blows on Sheamus and backs him into the corner for some running European uppercuts. Sheamsus reverses an Irish whip but gets thrown over the ropes to the floor. Cesaro goes out and runs around the ring to uppercut Sheamus. Cesaro gets him back in the ring and connects with a crossbody for a near-fall. Cesaro swings Sheamus more than a dozen times and transitions into the Sharpshooter but Sheamus grabs the rope.
Sheamus counters the Neutralizer and connects with a knee but Ricochet breaks the pin attempt. Sheamus lifts Ricochet but gets thrown over the ropes to the floor. Sheamus cathes a kick from Ricochet and hits an Irish curse backbreaker on the floor! Cesaro catches Sheamus with a European uppercut for a near-fall. Sheamus avoids Cesaro’s shoulder tackle in the corner and hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
The final video package of the night is for the main event, the WWE Championship Fatal 5-Way match. Booker T says Brock Lesnar being added to this match changes things but this is a big moment and Big E can make history if he retains. JBL says Bobby Lashley was the powerhouse in the match but now there’s a wild card and more of an alpha dog. Booker says he saw Lashley get off a bus earlier today with a parade of honeys and he hopes he’s focused on this match. Rosenberg says Brock Lesnar is the focal point of this match and that should anger the other competitors. And that’s it for the Kick-Off Show.
The match gets underway with King Woods and Jimmy Uso and takes him down with a wristlock. Jimmy breaks free but gets caught with a kick and backed into the corner. Kofi tags in and New Day hit a double arm-drag, then a dropkick/splash for a two-count. Jimmy chops Kofi and runs to the ropes but Kofi slides under them and trips Jimmy. Jey cheap-shos Kingston on the flloor and Jimmy poses.
Back suplex from Jey. Kingston gets backed into the corner and Jey hits a hip attack. Jey looks for another but Kofi catches him with a double stomp. Kofi wants a tag but Jimmy gets the tag first and he uppercuts Woods off the apron. Jey puts Kofi on the top rope but gets knocked backwards and Kingston lands a tornado DDT. Woods tags in and hits multiple leg lariats and a rolling clothesline.
Woods trips Jey onto the middle rope and dropkicks him, then hits Jimmy with a tilt-a-whirl Russian leg sweep. Woods hits a modified Michonoku Driver for a near-fall. The Uso’s roll out and Woods dives through the ropes onto Jey. Jimmy throws Woods into the announce desk, then back into the ring. Jimmy hits a Whisper In The Wind, then Jey tags back in and they land the Alley-Uce for a near-fall.
Jey and Woods trade forearms back-and-forth, then Kofi tags in and hits a high crossbody off the top for a near-fall. Kofi knocks Jimmy off the apron, then lands the Boom Drop on Jey. Kofi wants Trouble In Paradise but gets caught with a superkick. JImmy tags in and hits an Uso splash for a near-fall. Jimmy throws Kofi overhead and hits a chopblock, then grabs a single leg Boston crab.
Jimmy and Jey look for a double-team but Woods drags Jimmy outside and Kofi rolls-up Jey for a near-fall. Kofi hits S.O.S for another near-fall, then tags Woods and they hit a backbreaker/double stomp but Jey kicks out again! Kofi tags in again but Jey avoids the double team, tags Jimmy, and they hit stereo superkicks. Jey and Jimmy head up top and hit double Uso splashes but Woods breaks it up.
All four men are down. They slowly climb up and start brawling and Woods throws Jimmy out of the ring, then jumps over the ropes but gets caught with a superkick. Kofi tries to roll-up Jey but he grabs the ropes and tags Jimmy. Jey hoists Kofi up and they hit a Dudley Death Drop (the 3D, now known as the 1D) and score the pinfall!
Big E is interviewed backstage and asked about his odds of retaining the title tonight now that Brock has been added to the match. Big E asks who would have had this on their bingo card for 2022? Not him. He says it doesn’t matter because you can bring him the Bobby’s, the Seth’s, the Kevin’s, and the Brock’s and he will run through them all. He will be on fire as he retains the WWE Championship.
Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin come to the ring. Corbin says he stands out in this arena because he’s rich and good-looking. Moss says Atalanta is the biggest city in Georgia but he didn’t know that was based on weight. Corbin says he’s excited to watch his friend beat Drew McIntyre tonight. Moss says in America a goat is someone great, but in Scotland a goat is Drew McIntyre’s prom date.
Moss grabs a side headlock but gets shot off and McIntyre drops him with a shoulder. Moss backs McIntyre into the corner and knocks him down, then cackels. McIntyre grabs him and chops him in the corner, then drops him with a clothesline. Moss fires back but Drew knocks him out of the ring and goes outside to belly-to-belly suplex him.
Corbin distracts Drew and Moss capitalises. Moss gets him back in the ring and suplexes him for a two-count. A shoulder tackle, followed by a rear chinlock from Moss. Drew is sent to the corner and Moss runs for a wild shoulder tackle but nobody’s home. Drew hits a neckbreaker and a belly-to-belly suplex, then looks for the Future Shock but Moss wriggles free and punches him.
Moss gets caught with a sit-out spinebuster for a near-fall. Moss catches a flying McIntyre and hits a fallaway slam. Drew hits Moss with a Future Shock DDT for a near-fall. Drew puts Moss on the top rope and chops at him but gets knocked down into the tree of woe. McIntyre sits up and tosses Moss across the ring, then hits the Claymore kick for the win.
Kevin Owens is interviewed backstage and he is not in a good mood. He says Brock Lesnar being added to the match tonight is a tragedy. It was supposed to a Triple Threat until Lashley stuck his nose in their business. And now the bully, Brock Lesnar, has been added to proceedings. Owens says Brock beat his soulmate, Sami Zayn, then decides he should go speak to Sami.
Riddle starts against Dawkins and gets hit with a shoulder tackle as the match gets underway with Migos at ringside. Ford tags in and drops Riddle with a kick, then tag Dawkins back in. Orton gets a tag and he takes control of Dawkins before giving a shout-out to Migos. Ford tags in and dances while Orton watches on, then the two lock-up and Montez forces him back and chops the chest.
Ford wastes time applauding himself and Orton pokes him in the eye. Orton takes Ford down and tag Riddle, who he then flips onto Ford with a moonsault. Dawkins enters the match and Riddle kicks him repeatedly in the corner but Angelo comes back with a spinning underhook neckbreaker. Ford tags in and counters a back suplex and kicks the chest of Riddle. The Profits isolate Riddle in their corner and make lots of tags.
Orto eventually gets the hot tag and hits lariats to Ford, knocks Dawkins of the apron, catches Ford and then Dawkins with snap powerslams, and hits both with draping DDT’s. Orton wants the RKO but he gets shoved off. Riddle dives over the ropes onto Dawkins, then Ford sends Orton over the ropes and dives over the ring post onto RK-Bro. Back inside, Orton puts Ford up top but eats a few shots and falls off. Ford jumps but nobody’s home, then Riddle throws Ford up and Orton RKO’s him for the win!
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage. He says Madcap Moss caught him off-guard with his terrible jokes but he’s a great athlete. Moss and Corbin suddenly attack McIntyre. They beat him down and put a chair around his head, then Corbin slams a steel girder onto the chair as Adam Pearce and referees try to stop them.
Brock Lesnar is interviewed backstage about joining the WWE Championship match tonight. Lesnar introduces himself the way Paul Heyman would, then says he does whatever he wants. And he can do that because he’s a free agent thanks to Paul Heyman, his advocate. He’s going to win the WWE Championship tonight and that’s a spoiler.
They lock-up and Miz shoots Edge into the ropes and drops him with a shoulder, then gets on the ropes to celebrate. They lock-up again and Edge drops him with a shoulder, then a hip toss and looks for a crossface but Miz escapes. Edge punches him in the face but Mis sends him through the ropes. Miz jumps through the ropes but Edge avoids him, only to get run into the steel steps and the barricade thanks to a distraction from Maryse.
Miz gets Edge back inside and connects with a double axe handle from the middle rope. Miz goes to work on the left leg of Edge, dropping his knee into the back of it. Edge fires back and avoids Miz’s attempt at a clothesline in the corner. Edge grabs Miz for a reverse DDT off the ropes. Miz ducks a clothesline and gets caught with a sidewalk slam for a two-count. Miz lands a series of kicks to the chest and knocks Edge him out of the ring.
Edge trips The Miz on the apron and stares at Maryse to get her to back off. Edge drags Miz off the apron and hits an Edgecution onto the floor. Edge gets Miz back inside and covers for a two-count. Edge gets Miz out of the ring but winds-up being slammed into the announce desk. Miz slams his head repeatedly, then gets on top of the desk and wants Skull Crushing Finale, but Edge counters with an arm-slam.
Edge gets Miz back in the ring and goes to the top rope for a crossbody and a near-fall. Miz counters Edge and wants the Skull Crushing Finale again but Edge kicks him off. Miz looks for the Figure Four but Edge turns it around and attempts a Sharpshooter, but Miz kicks him into the ringpost. Miz gets the Figure Four locked in and slaps him in the face. Edge fights it and eventually turns the pressure but Miz escapes and tries to lock-in an STF to no avail.
Miz catapults Edge into the turnbuckles and covers with his feet on the ropes for a near-fall but the referee caught him. Miz isn’t happy and wastes time, allowing Edge to get him down and apply the crossface. Miz crawls towards the ropes but starts to fade. Miz rolls backwards to pin him but Edge rolls through and holds onto the crossface. Maryse grabs Miz’s leg and puts it on the rope to force the break.
Miz rolls out and Edge grabs him but gets his beck snapped on the ropes. Miz gets back inside and looks for a neckbreaker but gets caught with a backslide. Miz and Edge but swing big boots and connect at the same time, leaving both men staring up at the lights. Both men get up and exchange shots, with The Miz forcing Edge back to the corner. He connects with a flying clothesline, then goes up top but Edge meets him there and hits a hip toss from up top!
Edge lines-up a Spear and runs but Miz leaps over him and he hits the buckles. The Miz feigns a knee injury and the distracted referee allows Maryse to hit Edge with her handbag! Miz then grabs Edge and hits the Skull Crushing Finale… but Edge kicks out! Maryse gets on the apron and complains to the referee until, suddenly, Beth Phoenix appears on the ramp! Beth runs down and Maryse high-tails it. Beth stares at Miz until he turns around and gets caught with a Spear!
Bobby Lashley and MVP are interviewed backstage and asked about the Fatal 5-Way. MVP says Brock Lesnar is a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and the other men are trembling in fear of him, but the All Mighty isn’t. Lashley is also a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and the yin to Lesnar’s yang. Lashley welcomes the addition of Lesnar because beating him only adds to his legend. Lashley says he’s going to take great pleasure in feeling Brock Lesnar tap out tonight.
The title match gets underway and Becky forces Liv back with a lock-up, then slaps her across the face. Liv hits a springboard recoil and Becky tumbles out of the ring. Liv chases after and slams Lynch’s face into the announce desk repeatedly before putting her back inside. Lynch rolls right back out the opposite side and Liv wants a suicide dive but Becky kicks her as she comes through the ropes.
Morgan avoids Becky in the corner and connects with a step-up knee. Liv double stomps the back of Becky and jumps on her a few times to score a two-count. Becky catches her with a backslide for two, then Morgan applies the Rings of Saturn submission. Lynch gets the bottom rope with her feet to force the break, then rolls from the ring. Becky goes to the top rope but Liv throws her off for a two-count.
Becky counters a hurricanrana and swings Liv into the turnbuckles. Becky looks shocked and panicked as she drags Liv back into the ring for a one-count. Lynch chokes Liv against the ropes with a knee, then wastes time trash talking the fans. Liv elbows and kicks Becky but gets sent to the apron where Lynch kicks her. Becky goes to the middle rope and hits a leg drop on a hanging Morgan.
Becky is frustrated and she peppers Liv with rights and lefts. Morgan avoids Becky in the corner but gets caught with an exploder suplex and again Becky only scores a one-count. She tells Liv to stay down but Morgan pulls herself up in the corner, so Becky hits a running forearm to the face. Becky misses a kick and Morgan catapults her into the buckles. Morgan with a roll-up for two, then a series of kicks and a Thesz press.
Morgan screams before running at Lynch in the corner. Nobody’s home but Morgan connects with a springboard dropkick for a two-count. Becky avoids another springboard recoil and hits a suplex. Lynch locks-in an armbar and Liv quickly rolls her up for a near-fall. Liv slams Becky down by the face and heads to the top rope. Becky meets her on the ropes and punches her a few times.
Lynch wants a superplex but Liv slides down through her legs and hits a springboard sunset flip powerbomb for a near-fall! Both women are down and Liv is frustrated. Becky snatches Liv with the Dis-Arm-Her but Liv gets her feet to the ropes, only for Becky to hold on for four seconds anyway. Becky rolls her up for two, then Liv does the same. Becky hits a release front slam for a near-fall. Lynch sends Morgan to the apron and kicks her.
Becky goes to the middle rope for the leg drop again but this time Liv avoids it. Morgan scurries to the top rope and hits a flying dropkick but as she crawls for the cover Becky rolls to the outside. Morgan waits for Becky to get up and hits a suicide dive! Lynch and Morgan head around to the announce desk and Becky slams her into it and gets back inside, hoping for a count-out win but Morgan gets in at nine.
Becky punches Liv and sends her over the ropes to the floor. Morgan runs Becky into the steel steps, then traps her arm between the steps and the ring post and stomps it the way Becky did to her a few weeks ago! Morgan gets Becky inside and hits a recoil, and goes to the Rings of Saturn but Becky rolls her back for a near-fall. Morgan attempts ObLivion but Becky counters with the Manhandle Slam and scores the win!
Kevin Patrick asks Seth Rollins about the Fatal 5-Way backstage. Rollins laughs and says this was a one-on-one match with him and Big E. Kevin Owens lied his way into it, Bobby Lashley bullied his way in, and Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar’d his way into it. So what’s he going to do? Well he can’t divulge his strategies but there’s one thing those guys have in common: they’re not Seth “Freakin'” Rollins. So he’s going to do what he does best: stomp head and win.
As soon as Lesnar gets in the ring all five men begin brawling and Lesnar quickly starts German suplexing everyone in sight. Lesnar suplexes Owens several times until Big E rushes in and clotheslines him hard, then clotheslines him over the ropes to the floor and the crowd pops. Big E goes after Lashley on the floor but gets scooped-up and run head-first into the ring post.
Lashley then lines-up his shot and tackles Lashley through the barricade! Lashley gets back in the ring and goes after Rollins but Owens and Seth work together to superkick him out of the ring. Owens points at Lashley getting back to his feet and directs Owens to take him down with a suicide dive. Seth holds Brock’s arms down so Owens can hit a huge frog splash off the apron! Seth and KO stomp Lashley against the barricade, then lift the steel steps and hit Lashley, then Brock!
Rollins and Owens clear he announce desk and drag the bottom half of the steel steps over beside it. They want a double suplex to put Lashley through the desk but he fights them off. Big E then rushes over and slams Lashley through the announce desk with a urinage! Owens superkicks Big E and puts him back in the ring, then he and Rollins DDT Brock on the steps and leave him lying.
They get back inside and Big E catches Seth with a urinage, then knocks Owens back but runs into a pop-up powerbomb and Owens scores a near-fall. Owens goes up top for a swanton bomb but Big E gets his knees up, only for Rollins to connect with a frog splash seconds later. Rollins lifts Big E and hits two rolling elbows to the back of the head. Seth wants the Stomp but Lesnar grabs him and hits an F5! Brock then hits Big E with one, then Owens as well.
Lesnar turns into a big Spear from Lashley but manages to kick out before three! Lashley grabs Lesnar with The Hurt Lock and wrenches him from side-to-side. Lesnar looks to be fading but Big E runs in and attacks them to break the hold. Big E lifts Lashley for the Big Ending but Brock slides off his shoulder, scoops Big E up, and hits the F5 to win the title!
After the match Brock gets his Championship and laughs while Bobby Lashley stares at him from ringside and looks furious. Lesnar holds the title above his head and stares back at Lashley with a grin on his face.
That’s it for WWE Day 1. Let us know what you thought of the show and what your favourite mach was. We’ll be back here tomorrow night with the live results for WWE RAW but until then, stay tuned to Ringside News for all your news and stay safe.