Kevin Owens added to WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2021/11/29/kevin-owens-added-to-wwe-championship-match-at-wwe-day-1/

** UPDATE **

In the main event of Raw, Big E went one-on-one with Kevin Owens in a non-title match. The stipulation was that if Owens won, he would be added to the WWE Title bout at ‘Day 1’. Rollins was ringside and Owens antagonized him throughout the match which led to Rollins interfering and ambushing Owens. As a result, Owens became the victor and he is now competing for the WWE Title at the pay-per-view.

GENIUS!@FightOwensFight outsmarted @WWERollins on #WWERaw and got himself added to the #WWEChampionship Match at #WWEDay1! pic.twitter.com/5VkFW0pap5

— WWE (@WWE) November 30, 2021

** ORIGINAL STORY **

Big E and Seth Rollins’ title match is official.

To open the 11/29 episode of Monday Night Raw at UBS Arena, Seth Rollins made his way to the ring and made the announcement that he will challenge Big E for the WWE Championship at WWE Day 1 on January 1st, 2022.

BREAKING NEWS as announced by @WWERollins right now on #WWERaw!@WWEBigE defends the #WWEChampionship against #TheVisionary at #WWEDay1!!! pic.twitter.com/6DHMz2SXpD

— WWE (@WWE) November 30, 2021

On the 10/25 Raw, Rollins emerged victorious from a Ladder match involving Finn Balor, Kevin Owens and Rey Mysterio and with that win, Rollins secured himself a shot at the WWE Title. Since that bout, Rollins, Big E and Kevin Owens have been intertwined on-screen.

Big E first captured the WWE Championship in September after cashing in his Money In The Bank contract. Rollins versus Big E is the first match announced for WWE’s first pay-per-view of the new year.