The Kickoff Show is set for the first-ever WWE Day 1 pay-per-view.
On Thursday morning, WWE announced the details regarding the official pre-show for the inaugural WWE Day 1 special event on New Year’s Day.
Scheduled as the lone match on the WWE Day 1 Kickoff Show is a tag-team contest pitting the team of Cesaro and Ricochet against the duo of Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
WWE.com released the following announcement:
Cesaro & Ricochet vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland
Cesaro and Ricochet will bring the thunder and lightning into tag team combat against the brutish duo from the United Kingdom, Sheamus and Ridge Holland, on the WWE Day 1 Kickoff show.
Tensions have been brewing between all of these competitors in recent weeks, as Holland picked up a huge one-on-one victory over The Swiss Cyborg with help from Sheamus two weeks ago on SmackDown. Things escalated further during the 12 Days of Christmas Gauntlet Match on Christmas Eve, when this time, Holland helped The Celtic Warrior earn a victory of his own over Cesaro. When Holland attempted to help Sheamus again in the next part of the gauntlet, this time against Ricochet, the plan was neutralized by Cesaro and The Celtic Warrior wound up eliminated from the matchup.
Ricochet ended up on the receiving end of a post-match Brogue Kick by Sheamus, which didn’t seem to slow him down until the final match of the gauntlet when he came up short against Sami Zayn. Now, he and Cesaro are out for some proper retribution against the powerful tandem from the U.K.
Which team will emerge victorious?
Find out on WWE Day 1 Kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, streaming live at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on Peacock, WWE Network, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Twitch.
Make sure to join us here at eWrestling.com on 1/1 for live WWE Day 1 results coverage from Atlanta, GA.
— WWE (@WWE) December 30, 2021
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