WWE PPV Set For New Year’s Day, AEW Champion Breaks Wrist
For New Year's Day 2022, WWE will be holding a PPV. And, a popular AEW Champion suffered a broken wrist at Fyter Fest last week.
WWE is holding a pay per view on New Year’s Day, which would be a first for the promotion. Also, AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker broke her wrist against Nyla Rose.
WWE PPV Set For New Year’s Day
When 2022 rolls around, the Royal Rumble will not be the first pay per view. Instead, an unnamed pay per view is set for January 1.
We know the event comes from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, it will air on the WWE Network and Peacock, with tickets going on sale August 27.
The press releases listed the following superstars for the event, but that is always subject to change:
Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair, Nikki A.S.H., Apollo Crews, AJ Styles and Omos, The Usos, Sheamus, Natalya and Tamina Snuka, Drew McIntyre, Charlotte Flair, Randy Orton, Riddle, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Alexa Bliss and many more.
It will be interesting to see how many fans tune in for the show. Typically, people relaxing and dealing with hangovers the day after New Year’s Eve.
AEW Champion Breaks Wrist
AEW has been making headlines the past the month. They brought in two released WWE superstars in Andrade El Idolo and then Malakai Black.
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While nothing is set in stone, the idea is for Punk to appear at All Out. And, Bryan would debuted when the company heads to New York City in September.
With so many wrestlers coming in from WWE, it has some fans wanting AEW to focus on new talent. They do have somewhat of a point as WCW flopped by never building their own stars.
But, AEW has a handful of wrestlers that could one day be the face of the company. MJF, Orange Cassidy, Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara are just a few.
On the women’s side, Britt Baker has really shined over the past year. Her mic skills are the best in the division and she gets better each week inside the ring.
Britt Baker Injured
This past Wednesday, Britt Baker defended her AEW Women’s Championship against Nyla Rose at Fyter Fest night two. Finally, the champion was able to get the better of Rose.
Although, it now appears Baker was injured in the match. She was spotted at Friday’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship talking to Page VanZant.
In the photo Baker uploaded to social media, she is clearly wearing a cast. Apparently, she suffered a broken wrist in her title defense.
— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) July 24, 2021
As of now, there is no timeframe for how long she will be out. Also, no word if AEW will need to make a decision about the Women’s Championship.
This would mark the second time Baker was injured in a match with Rose. The first time, saw her miss months of action.
But, she still appeared on TV each week as her gimmick really connected with fans. Even without being able to wrestle, Baker managed to improve and get over.
Hopefully, she keeps the title and continues to entertain fans each week.