— The New Year’s Day edition of WWE Smackdown has been announced as being taped on Saturday, December 29 in Pittsburgh, PA and aired Tuesday of the following week on January 1. Locally advertised for the show is a Fatal Four Way for the WWE Championship between AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe and The Miz as well as Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte for the Smackdown Women’s Title. With it being almost three months until the show, these scheduled matches could most definitely change.
— The New Year’s Eve edition of WWE Raw had previously been announced as being taped on Friday, December 28 in Detroit, MI and airing three days later on December 31. Locally, the arena is promoting a Six Man Tag-Team Match with The Shield taking on Braun Stroman, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre. Also being advertised are Ronda Rousey and Bobby Lashley.
— WWE has yet to announce their plans for the Christmas Eve Raw and Christmas Day Smackdown, but if the schedule above is any indication, they will also be pre-taped, likely on December 21 and 22. Last year, with Raw falling on Christmas and New Year’s, the company chose to go ahead and air both shows live which went over well with fans but not with the talent, many of whom were unable to spend the holidays with their families.