WWE Announces First-Ever New Year’s Day PPV, Show Will Be Held In Atlanta
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WWE has announced that, for the first time ever, it will host a pay-per-view on New Year’s Day.
At Rolling Loud, as part of WWE SmackDown’s collaboration with the festival, Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young shared the news about the show. He said the show will be held in Atlanta and joked that it should be called “New Year’s Trae.”
Are you ready to kick off 2022 right?
— WWE (@WWE) July 24, 2021
In the past, WWE has held the “New Year’s Resolution” pay-per-view in the first week of January, but it never fell on New Year’s Day. The last event in this line, as of this writing, was WWE New Year’s Resolution 2007.
No further details are known at this time. WrestleZone will provide more details as they become available.
Update: WWE posted a press release about the event, and it is as follows:
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) will kick off the new year at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, January 1, 2022, marking the first time in history that a WWE pay-per-view event will be held on New Year’s Day. The event will stream live on the night of New Year’s Day at 8 pm ET exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
“I don’t know about you but I think New Year’s Trae would be a great name for the event, and I can’t think of a better way to bring in 2022 than with the WWE Universe,” said Atlanta Hawks All-Star Point Guard Trae Young, who exclusively announced the New Year’s Day event during tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown.
“State Farm Arena is a phenomenal venue with a long history of hosting world-class events,” said Scott Zanghellini, WWE Senior Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Development. “We’re excited to deliver this pay-per-view to the people of Atlanta and the many that travel to the city to celebrate New Year’s.”
Tickets for the New Year’s Day pay-per-view event go on sale Friday, August 27 at 10 AM ET via Ticketmaster.com. The event will feature Superstars from both SmackDown and Raw including WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H, WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews, Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, United States Champion Sheamus, Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina, Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Randy Orton, Riddle, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Alexa Bliss and many more.