On January 1, 2023, WWE is set to air RAW Day 1 from the Pechanga Arena in San Diego. This show is expected to be massive for the promotion as it will set the tone for the upcoming episodes of RAW in 2024.
However, that's not all. Apart from great segments and matches that we will see on Day 1, the creative is reportedly bringing back a former WWE Champion. Since this report went viral, several members of the WWE Universe have been predicting who the former champion is. Many believe the returning superstar in question might be Big E. If Big E returns, fans will expect him to declare his entry in the Men's Royal Rumble match.
However, the chances of E returning seem bleak. As of now, there have been no recent updates about the former WWE Champion's recovery. The report also states that WWE is close to landing a deal, which means the returning superstar might be someone who is yet to be signed.
The above scenarios rule out Big E as the person who will return on January 1st. However, it will be interesting to see who the former WWE Champion is when RAW Day 1 goes live.