Jimmy Smith Recalls Discovering He Was Calling WWE Day 1 Main Event
The WWE Title Match closed Day 1
Jimmy Smith has recalled finding out he was calling the WWE Day 1 main event after a late change to the card.
With Roman Reigns out of the Day 1 Premium Live Event due to a positive COVID-19 test, meaning his scheduled opponent Brock Lesnar was instead move into the WWE Championship Match on the Raw side of the roster.
With Big E's scheduled WWE Title defence now main-eventing WWE's first big show of 2022, lead Raw announcer Smith was tasked with calling the final match of the show, and the commentator has now recalled the conversation about the change in plans.
Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, Smith said: "It was awesome and completely surprising. I didn't have any more notes than you guys did about Brock and the fatal five-way.
"WWE, they're like, 'Roman Reigns is out, so Brock is going to be in the fatal five-way, you're now calling the main event.' 'Really?' Really. Literally, he's out, he's a fatal five-way, have fun."