WWE SmackDown 1 January 2021: Preview, Matches & Start Time

Check out the preview, matches announced and start time for WWE Friday Night SmackDown episode of 1 January 2021(1/1/2021) featuring Roman Reigns’ special request, Big E vs King Corbin and more buildup towards WWE Royal Rumble 2021.

Roman Reigns on WWE SmackDown 1 January 2021

Date– 1 January 2021
Location– Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, US
Time– 8 PM EST(2 January 2021 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
Official Source- wwe.com

Special Request from Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns has now successfully defended the WWE Universal Championship against Kevin Owens twice. But both times, it came down to an assist from Jey Uso for Roman to get the better of Owens.

WWE.com now writes that the Tribal Cheif has made a special request to WWE Management ahead of tonight’s SmackDown. The specifics of the request are left to be disclosed on the first SmackDown for the year 2021.

Sasha Banks & Bianca Beliar vs Carmella & Bayley

Sasha Banks is feuding with Carmella as she looks to continue her reign as the WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion while Bianca Beliar has come short against Bayley till now. Both sets of superstars formed tag teams to take on Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka & Charlotte Flair, but came short. The rivalries are set to continue this week also as they face-off in the ring once more.

Big E vs King Baron Corbin

Big E had a turning point in his career by winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship last week at SmackDown. But will he be able to carry on with the momentum as he faces King Corbin who has his Knights of the Lone Wolf by his side to assist. Find out on SmackDown tonight.

Who Else Will Be Announced for Royal Rumble 2021?

Last week, Daniel Bryan announced himself as the first entrant for the men’s Royal Rumble match for this year. Since then, RAW Superstars Nia Jax and United States Champion Bobby Lashley have also announced their entry for the women and men’s matches. With many spots still open, who else will be announced?