The list of new PPVs created by WWE in recent years is getting longer, with very special names of events, such as Great Balls of Fire, Capitol Punishment, WWE Roadblock and so on and so forth. In addition to the classic and much more important pay-per-view that air every year, almost always in the same month or at any time of the year, WWE usually adds to its calendar also other events, such as the Arab ppv, the specials one night only or the episodes dedicated to the past of the federation and its legends, with new names and new PPVs that then emerge out of nowhere, to the delight of WWE Universe fans.
Apparently, even with the return on the road of the Stamford-based company, there's some news regarding the 2022 calendar of WWE PPVs, with a new event that seems to have been made official in the night, at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami where two Smackdown matches were broadcast live, in front of an audience not really happy to see an episode of the blue show of the McMahon-owned company, since these people had gone there to follow a concert.
WWE will stage a PPV on January 1st
Apparently, the big announcement presented by Friday Night Smackdown champion Bianca Belair, who personally introduced Trae Young, of the Atlanta Hawks, who made the official announcement for WWE, was that of a new yet-unnamed PPV, right in the town where Kurt Angle won the Olympic gold medal in '96 and which will air on the first day of the new year.
At the moment it is not known if this ppv will have any main features, nor a name in particular, the only thing that is known is that it will be in Atlanta and will air on January 1st. This explains why the WWE has shifted its episode of Smackdown from the city of Atlanta, to instead send it on stage in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the city of Atlanta having instead its ppv at the beginning of the year, for the WWE Universe fans of the Georgia state metropolis.
As per sources, Roman Reigns' WWE salary in 2021 is approximately $5 million. It isn't surprising that he is one of the highest-paid WWE Superstars in recent memory. Reigns' heel turn on WWE SmackDown has been a boon for the blue brand.
Roman Reigns is an in-ring veteran who has been a mainstay on WWE's roster for almost a decade at this point. He made his main roster debut as part of The Shield at Survivor Series 2012. Reigns was pushed the most following the group's implosion in mid-2014 and he went on to headline four consecutive WrestleManias against WWE legends like Brock Lesnar, Triple H, and The Undertaker.