Kickoff Match Set For WWE Day 1 2022

The first WWE pay-per-view kickoff bout of 2022 is set!

Once upon a time, Sheamus and Cesaro ran the WWE tag team division as The Bar. Now, they will be on opposite sides of a tag team match to kick-off 2022.

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WWE has just announced that Cesaro will team up with Ricochet to face “The Celtic Warrior” make and his new heavy, Ridge Holland during the kickoff of WWE Day 1 on New Year's Day 2022.

All four individuals are looking to make a huge statement on the SmackDown brand as The Road to WrestleMania kicks off.

From WWE:

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.

You can check out the full card for the pay-per-view here.

Fightful will have live coverage of the event on Saturday, January 1, 2022 beginning at 7 p.m. eastern time.

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