Time to set it up. We are rapidly closing out the year and that means it is time to get ready for the new one. WWE is not exactly wasting time with this one as they are setting up their Day 1 pay per view event on January 1. That is not a lot of time to get ready but now they are boosting things up in a big way, as they have tripled the amount of matches set for the show in one night.
This week’s SmackDown saw the addition of two more matches to the Day 1 card. First up the New Day will be challenging the Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles. King Woods was facing Jey Usos when Jimmy Uso interfered, drawing in Kofi Kingston for the save. The match was made later in the show. Also on the show, Roman Reigns defeated Sami Zayn to retain the Universal Title. As a result, Reigns will now be defending against Brock Lesnar at Day 1.
There are three matches set. Check out how all of them were set up:
Opinion: Day 1 is about as close to being a gimmick pay per view as you can get without actually being one, but the card is starting to shape up. That could make for an interesting night and WWE could certainly use one of those. They tend to do better once they have things set up, and SmackDown’s side is already looking quite good. Add in a few more big matches over the next few weeks and we should be fine.
What do you think of the new matches? Who do you have winning? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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