The January 1st, 2021 episode of WWE SmackDown on FOX will air live and will not be taped in advance, according to a report from John Pollock of POST Wrestling.

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day landing on a Friday this year, the WWE SmackDown shows were obviously going to see some schedule changes, with the Christmas Day episode to be taped in advance, however as mentioned above the New Year’s Day episode is expected to air live.