By Damion Smalls
WWE Superstars will help bring in the new year with a splash January 7, 2019 when they visit the North Charleston Coliseum for a Smackdown-branded house show. The main event is slated to be a rematch for the WWE Championship as “The New” Daniel Bryan will defend the belt against former champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. Bryan finagled the championship on the November 13 edition of Smackdown Live on the USA Network and retained in an memorable encounter with Styles at the December 16 pay-per-view event TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Another rematch from TLC will see Tag Team Champs The Bar take on The Usos and The New Day in a Triple Threat match for the championships.
United States Champion Rusev is expected to celebrate “Rusev Day” at the Coliseum and put his newly won title on the line. The Miz will host his “must-see” talk show Miz TV with special guests “The Man” Becky Lynch, “The Queen” Charlotte Flair, and Smackdown Women’s Champion, “The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka, who all competed in one of 2018’s most spectacular bouts in the first-ever women’s Triple Threat Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match Dec. 16. Samoa Joe, Naomi, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jeff Hardy, Carmella, Gallows & Anderson, and Lana are additional advertised talent for the rest of the match card.
According to Ticketmaster, the two V.I.P. packages available Monday, Jan. 7 will be the WWE “Walk the Aisle” Experience and the WWE Superstar Experience Package.
With the Walk the Aisle Experience, fans will obtain a premium floor seat within the first four seats of the Smackdown Superstar entrance aisle, an official WWE program, one commemorative ticket, new exclusive merchandise, a matted autographed Superstar photo, and the ability to walk down the aisle just like their favorite Superstars with a ringside photo opportunity (not available in all markets).
The WWE Superstar Experience Package includes the commemorative ticket, new exclusive merch, on-site greeter, premium ringside seat, matted Superstar collage, limited edition 2019 autograph book & souvenir event chair, and a meet & greet and autograph opportunity with Smackdown Superstars.
Doors open at 6:30pm, followed by the 7:30pm showtime. The card is subject to change. Tickets can now be purchased on Starr 99.7’s website.