This Saturday will take place WWE Day 1, the first WWE PPV of the new year, and that for the first time will take place on January 1. The event features eight matches for this evening, including one at the kickoff. During the afternoon and night of this Sunday will be able to follow the live coverage through SUPERLUCHAS.
► Analysis and predictions for WWE Day 1
► Kickoff: Cesaro and Ricochet vs. Sheamus and Ridge Holland
A late-scheduled fight in which Ricochet has been cast as Cesaro’s unlikely ally, but from which he was too little involved in this rivalry to make any more sense. That said, Sheamus and Holland have looked stronger in recent weeks and we believe they will use that momentum to claim victory.
Prediction: Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
► Raw Couples Championship: RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits
RK-Bro has so much screen time on Monday Night Raw that it’s hard to see Street Profits dethrone them. It seems that WWE is excited about Riddle and his eventual separation from Orton could start from Royal Rumble.
► Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap moss
McIntyre defeating Moss is practically an obvious conclusion. McIntyre is rumored to be set for a main event show in front of the winner between Reigns and Lesnar. This is most likely the shortest match of the event.
► Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Liv morgan
Morgan should win, as he has received huge public support since his failed attempt at the Money in the Bank briefcase in July. Lynch is a grown woman and WWE should seize the opportunity to make Morgan a star. Unfortunately, the intuition is that WWE will play it safe and keep “Big Time Becks” with the title.
Prediction: Becky Lynch retains.
► Edge vs. The Miz
Edge should be the favorite to win under most circumstances. However, there is an obvious reason to side with The Miz in this one: a rivalry that pits The Miz and Maryse against Edge and Beth Phoenix. It’s too obvious to pass up and Maryse has been so involved up to this point that it seems like the right direction, and that she will eventually open the door to the appearance of Beth Phoenix. The most convenient way is for The Miz to steal the victory with the help of his wife.
Prediction: The Miz
► SmackDown Couples Championship: The Usos vs. The New Day
We keep waiting for us to see Roman Reigns falling apart and this Saturday seems like a great time for that to happen. The Usos losing titles early in the show and that could shake Reigns ahead of his fight with Brock Lesnar. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods could also this momentum and become tag team champions again, although it would be strange if Woods, as King of the Ring, followed the same path as Zelina Vega, who won the Women’s Tag Team Championship after becoming queen.
Prediction: The New Day
► WWE Championship: Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby lashley
This is one of those rare occasions where WWE creates a group of rivals for a champion, it works well. Break the monotony of repeated cycles of one-on-one competition that always reaches the same conclusion. Although Rollins’ participation is in doubt because he has tested positive for COVID-19, I assume that he will be there and that together with Kevin Owens they will try to cause as much damage as possible to Big E and Lashley. That said, and after some interesting development, it doesn’t make sense for Big E to lose the title just yet and they’ve put him in the right situation to allow him to advance as a champion with many rivals.
Prediction: Big E
► Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
Reigns’ stay at the top is getting monotonous, with a 16-month reign and the count is sure to get cumbersome. Fortunately, Paul Heyman has injected a lot of life into the dispute on the road to PPV. Reigns is weeks away from breaking Lesnar’s 504-day record as Universal champion, a reign conveniently ended by “The Tribal Chief.” Reigns is the best in WWE today and Lesnar’s aura is second to none, but the fact that he has a part-time contract could slow the momentum of any story if Lesnar wins the championship. Reigns will hold the title and continue to set records until someone dethrons him at WrestleMania.
Prediction: Roman Reigns retains
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