Roman Reigns defeated Sami Zayn to retain the WWE Universal Champion in the main event of this week’s SmackDown. The match was quick because Zayn was attacked by Brock Lesnar before the match got started.
As a result of the win for Reigns, this means that he will face Lesnar again at WWE Day 1 in Atlanta, GA.
The SmackDown Tag Team Titles will be defended at the inaugural WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.
It was also announced that SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will defend their straps against The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and King Xavier Woods at Day 1.
The Usos and The Bloodline have been feuding for several weeks now, but tonight’s SmackDown saw Woods bring Kingston back before his singles match with Jey Uso. Kingston had been away for a few weeks to be with his wife as they welcomed their third child, but the absence was explained with a torn MCL suffered during a recent attack by The Bloodline. Tonight’s Woods vs. Uso match ended in a DQ when Jimmy interfered from ringside. Kingston and Woods then attacked Jimmy until Jey pulled him to safety.
The first-ever WWE Day 1 pay-per-view will take place on New Year’s Day – Saturday, January 1 – from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Below is the current announced card:
Triple Threat for the WWE Title
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Big E (c)
SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The New Day vs. The Usos (c)
WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar