It's time for the WWE Day 1 live stream, and holy heck two huge matches have just changed (details on that below). Also, full results are below.
Yes, WWE's looking to make January 1st kind of (like) a big deal this year, with the inaugural edition of it's New Year's Day show. At the top of the card, of course, you had the biggest fight you could make with current active/semi-active WWE roster members: Roman Reigns defending the WWE Universal Championship against "The Beast Incarnate" himself, Brock Lesnar.
Except that's no longer happening. On Dec. 27, Fightful Select reported that WWE is no longer mandating Covid-19 testing. Not only does that put another outbreak at risk, but we wonder how the immunocompromised Roman Reigns feels about all of this. Especially now that he's no longer on the card.
Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp just tweeted that there's a lot of change about to happen to the card. To start, Roman Reigns is not on the show. Sapp claimed this is "due to COVID protocol." This cancels Reigns' title defense, and moves Lesnar to the WWE Championship match, according to Sapp. Ariel Helwani is reporting that Reigns has tested positive for Covid.
WWE confirmed both leaked reports, and the new match.
Then, you have a Raw rematch, with Becky Lynch defending the red brand's women's title against Liv Morgan. While Morgan has a strong following, many doubt her chances to take the title from Lynch. This one could go either way, but since Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch still feels like the direction for WrestleMania, we're betting on Big Time Becks.
How to watch WWE Day 1 live streams from anywhere on Earth
While Peacock is available all across the U.S. and the WWE Network is still the standard around the world, WWE Day 1 live streams can get a bit confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can't watch with the service you normally use.
International audiences will be pretty jealous of U.S. audiences, which will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the no-ads tier at $9.99 per month).
ExpressVPN can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. The service performed reliably in our testing, and we found customer service responsive.
WWE Day 1 live streams in the U.S. are cheaper
The only place to watch WWE Day 1 in the U.S. is Peacock, via the $4.99 Peacock Premium, the tier you will need for this event. Fortunately, having arrived on Fire TV recently, Peacock is now available on most of the best streaming devices.
There's no need to pay for the ad-free tier for WWE live events, as there are always ads in the live editions of Peacock programming.
In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
WWE Day 1 streams in the UK and around the world
The rest of the world will grab WWE Day 1 live streams on the WWE Network, for a higher price — closer to the $9.99 that Americans used to pay.
That said, don't expect this to last forever. Peacock is now touching down internationally, landing in the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. Who knows how soon the WWE content will filter over.
While those in the States pay less now, there is less content available — and the ad breaks are weird — so it's a monkey's paw situation on getting that discount.
WWE Day 1 card and live results
We'll update this below as the show unfolds.
We're predicting Kevin Owens, The New Day, The Miz, Becky Lynch, The Street Profits, Drew McIntyre and the tag team of Sheamus and Ridge Holland
- Brock Lesnar vs. Big E (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan for the WWE Raw Women's Championship
- Edge vs. The Miz
- RK-Bro defeated The Street Profits for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
- Drew McIntyre defeated Madcap Moss
- The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (c) defeated The New Day (Kofi Kingston and King Woods) for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
- Sheamus and Ridge Holland defeated Cesaro and Ricochet