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Tag team match announced for WWE Day 1 pre-show


WWE has revealed the pre-show match for this Saturday's New Year's Day pay-per-view.

Cesaro & Ricochet will team up against Sheamus & Ridge Holland on the pre-show for WWE Day 1 this Saturday night. The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time, with the main card then starting an hour later.

Cesaro has been feuding with Sheamus and Holland since Holland was called up from NXT in October's WWE Draft. In the "12 Days of Christmas" gauntlet match on SmackDown last week, a distraction by Holland led to Sheamus eliminating Cesaro. But Ricochet eliminated Sheamus after Sheamus was distracted by Cesaro taking out Holland at ringside.

Sheamus gave Ricochet a Brogue Kick after being eliminated from the gauntlet match. Ricochet was able to defeat Humberto and Jinder Mahal but lost to Sami Zayn at the end of the match. 

Day 1 is being held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Here's the updated card for the show:

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Brock Lesnar
  • WWE Champion Big E defends against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley in a fatal four-way match
  • Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defends against Liv Morgan
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defend against The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston)
  • Edge vs. The Miz
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap Moss
  • Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) defend against The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • Hip-hop group Migos will make a special appearance
  • Cesaro & Ricochet vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland (pre-show)