Day 1 is heading back to Atlanta.
WWE announced in Atlanta on Friday during their SmackDown taping that Day 1 will return to State Farm Arena on Sunday, January 1, 2023.
“World Wrestling Entertainment returns to Atlanta’s State Farm Arena with @WWE Day 1 on Sunday, Jan 1st, NEW YEARS DAY!,” State Farm Arena posted on Twitter. “See your Favorite Superstars from Monday Night RAW & Friday Night Smackdown compete at the 1st Premium Live Event of the New Year!”
WWE began a new tradition of holding a premium live event on New Years' Day earlier this year for the first Day 1 event. That show was originally scheduled to have a Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns match for the WWE Universal Championship. However, Reigns was pulled from the show after testing positive for COVID-19. Instead, Lesnar was inserted into the four-way match for the WWE Championship and ended up winning the title, defeating former champion Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and Bobby Lashley.