WWE Rumor: SmackDown Airing Live New Year’s Day 2021 (www.cagesideseats.com)

Sean Rueter

December 25 and January 1 are Fridays this holiday season. SmackDown airs live on FOX each Friday. What’s WWE going to do?

The company doesn’t have a set-in-stone policy. Back in 2017 and 2018, when Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on Monday, WWE brought everyone in to Chicago and Tampa respectively and did it live. Last year when those holidays fell on Wednesday, NXT ran a pre-taped regular episode and a clip/awards show.

Which brings us to this 2020 and 2021. WWE’s pre-taped more shows than ever thanks to the pandemic this year, and all the main roster shows will be happening in ThunderDome’s new home, Tropicana Field. We heard earlier this week that they will pre-tape the episode which will air on Christmas.

But not New Year’s Day. Post Wrestling is reporting WWE will air live on Fri., Jan. 1, 2021.

Ah well. It’s not like you should be going to New Year’s Eve parties anyway. At least Team Blue gets Christmas off.