On January 1st earlier this year, WWE debuted their newest premium live event, Day 1, at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event saw Brock Lesnar recapture the WWE Championship in a fatal five-way against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and the defending champion Big E. WWE originally looked set to begin 2023 with another installation of the Day 1 event, however this is reportedly no longer the case.
The news comes from Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, who is reporting that the PLE is no longer planned for January 1st, and is not currently expected to go ahead in any capacity this year.
“WWE’s premium live event Day 1 isn’t taking place according to multiple sources. The event, originally scheduled for January 1st, 2023, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta isn’t being rescheduled or rebranded.”-Brandon Thurston
As a result, WWE are not expected to present a premium live event between Survivor Series: WarGames on November 26th and the Royal Rumble event on January 28th.
Thurston then noted that Wrestlenomics were unable to confirm the reasoning behind this cancellation, although he did speculate that the change of plans may be due to the company wanting to appease their business partner NBCUniversal, as the two partners would’ve ran head-to-head with eachother on January 1st had the show gone ahead.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any updates on this developing situation as soon as we hear more.