WrestleMania 40 Night 1

Finally, after months of anticipation, WrestleMania weekend is finally here. It feels like Christmas morning as a kid. Get ready to turn up the heat because WrestleMania 40 Night 1 is about to set the city on fire! Imagine the streets alive with excitement, fans buzzing with anticipation, and the iconic Lincoln Financial Field transformed into the ultimate battleground for wrestling glory. It’s not just an event; it’s a spectacle, a carnival of athleticism and entertainment that’ll have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

From the moment you step foot inside the arena, you’ll feel the electricity in the air, the anticipation building with every cheer and chant echoing through the stands. And once the action kicks off, get ready for a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions – high-flying acrobatics, bone-crushing slams, and heart-stopping near falls that’ll have you jumping out of your seat with excitement.

But it’s not just about the matches; it’s about the moments, the memories that’ll last a lifetime. So grab your friends, your snacks, and your favorite wrestling gear, because WrestleMania 40 Night 1 in Philadelphia is about to take you on the ride of your life. Get ready to witness history, feel the adrenaline, and experience the magic of WrestleMania like never before!

Fans who wish to watch the first night of Mania can do so on the Peacock app. Compared to recent years, WWE has moved up the start time of the event this year. The start time for this year’s Mania is 7 pm. Let’s take a closer look at all the matches scheduled for Night One of this incredible event on Saturday night.

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WrestleMania Match Card

  • Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. The Rock and Roman Reigns
  • Women’s World Championship Match: Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley (c)
  • Intercontinental Championship Match: Sami Zayn vs. Gunther (c)
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso
  • 6-Pack Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: DIY vs. Awesome Truth vs. The New Day vs. New Catch Republic vs. Austin Theory and Grayson Waller vs. The Judgment Day (c)
  • Jade Cargill, Naomi, and Bianca Belair vs. Damage CTRL
  • Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

Get ready for an unforgettable collision of generations and alliances at WrestleMania 40 Night 1. Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominik Mysterio, will find themselves on opposing sides of the ring in a tag team extravaganza. Rey, a seasoned veteran who is known for his high-flying prowess and technical mastery, will pair up with the dynamic Dragon Lee. This partnership blends experience with lightning-fast agility. On the flip side, Dominik, who is eager to carve out his own legacy in the squared circle, will join forces with the cunning Santos Escobar. Santos is a master strategist with a knack for exploiting weaknesses. 

This matchup is more than just competition. It’s a clash of ideologies, a test of loyalties, and a convergence of wrestling dynasties. With familial bonds stretched thin and allegiances tested, the tension in the air is palpable as these four warriors prepare to do battle. From breathtaking aerial assaults to calculated strikes, expect every moment to be filled with drama, intensity, and a hint of unpredictability. Another intriguing thing to keep an eye on this Saturday is whether the LWO or Judgement Day will play a part in the outcome of this match.

Prediction

My prediction for this match is that the LWO will win. However, this match is truly a toss-up.

Jade Cargill, Naomi, and Bianca Belair vs. Damage CTRL

The powerhouse trio of Jade Cargill, Naomi, and Bianca Belair team up to take on the formidable faction of Damage CTRL. This is not just any ordinary match, as this marks a historic moment for Jade Cargill, who is set to make her debut on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. With her raw power and undeniable charisma, Jade is ready to make a seismic impact in her first-ever WrestleMania appearance. Meanwhile, Naomi and Bianca Belair bring their unique blend of athleticism and flair to the mix, promising to shake things up in the ring. 

However, standing in their way is Damage CTRL, a ruthless collective known for their cunning tactics and relentless pursuit of victory. Led by their enigmatic leader, they are determined to crush anyone who stands in their way. The odds are stacked against Jade, Naomi, and Bianca as they prepare to face this formidable challenge. But with their unwavering determination and incredible skills, they are ready to take on anything that comes their way.

Will they be able to overcome the odds and emerge victorious? The excitement is palpable as we wait to see what happens in this thrilling matchup. triumphant, or will Damage CTRL prove too formidable to conquer?

Prediction

If I had to predict the upcoming match, my bet would be on the team of Jade Biance and Namoi to win. However, there have been rumors of Giulia making her WWE debut. If that turns out to be true, she could potentially help Damage Ctrl secure the victory.

6-Pack Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

Get ready for an electrifying tag team match that promises to showcase the most talented and dynamic teams in WWE. As the six teams step into the ring, the anticipation of a fierce competition is palpable. The championship belts will be suspended high above the squared circle, teasing each team with the possibility of victory. From heart-stopping aerial maneuvers to bone-crunching ladder shots, every moment of this match will leave you gasping in amazement. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you watch each team climb the ladder towards the gold, with each move bringing them closer to the championship.

The question on everyone’s mind is, will the Judgment Day be able to defend their title against the relentless competition? Or will a new team rise to claim the ultimate prize in one of the most exhilarating matches in WrestleMania 40 Night 1?

Looking at this match, it seems that WWE will use this as an opportunity to break up the titles once and for all. The path to doing this would be that the first team that grabs the titles from above the ring is only able to grab one side of the belt, leaving the other tag tiles still hanging. This will allow another team to steal them titles thus having two winners.

Prediction

In my opinion, I think Awesome Truth and DIY will come out on top in this match.

Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

This is an ntense showdown at WrestleMania 40 Night 1 because we’ve got a clash of the titans: Jey Uso taking on his brother Jimmy Uso! Yeah, you heard that right – it’s a family feud of epic proportions. These guys aren’t just any wrestlers; they’re part of the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty and key players in The Bloodline. But now, fate’s got them facing off in the ring, putting their brotherly bond to the ultimate test.

You can feel the tension in the air as Jey and Jimmy lock eyes, ready to throw down with a mix of determination and, let’s be real, some complicated feelings. What used to be a tag team powerhouse is now a one-on-one battle for dominance. And with the entire wrestling world tuning in, you can bet the pressure’s on as they navigate the tricky waters of sibling rivalry and staying true to their family roots.

But this match isn’t just about who gets to brag at the next family reunion – it’s a story about identity, ambition, and the ties that bind. As they trade blows and the near falls keep everyone on the edge of their seats, we’re getting a glimpse into the real-life drama of these two brothers. And in the end, yeah, only one Uso can come out on top, but what really matters is the journey they take together – showing us all what it means to be part of The Bloodline and proving that family always comes first, even in the world of pro wrestling. So get ready to witness history as Jey and Jimmy Uso go head-to-head in a battle that’ll have everyone talking for years to come!

Prediction

Intercontinental Championship Match: Sami Zayn vs. Gunther (c)

Jey Uso has been on fire since splitting up the Uso’s. He is one of the hottest stars in the company right now. I think WWE wants to establish Jey as a real player in the singles division, and this match is the perfect opportunity to do so. So, my guess is that Jey will win on Saturday and cement his place in the company’s main event scene.

Sami Zayn challenges Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship! This match is shaping up to be a clash of contrasting styles and personalities that’s bound to keep fans on the edge of their seats. On one side, we have the charismatic and unpredictable Sami Zayn, known for his unorthodox tactics and ability to outsmart his opponents at every turn. And in the other corner stands Gunther, the dominant and no-nonsense champion who has proven time and again that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the ring.

But this match isn’t just about the championship gold; it’s personal. Sami Zayn has been relentless in his pursuit of the Intercontinental Championship, while Gunther has made it clear that he’s not willing to relinquish his title without a fight. With tensions running high and both competitors hungry for victory, expect nothing less than an all-out war for the coveted championship.

As the WrestleMania spotlight shines bright, the stage is set for a battle that will go down in history. Will Sami Zayn finally capture the Intercontinental Championship, or will Gunther prove to be too much for him to handle?

Prediction

I predict that Gunther will win this match. I think the ongoing conflict between Gunther and Chad will finally reach its climax this Saturday. However, I believe that Chad will turn heel and cost Sami the match.

Women’s World Championship Match: Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley (c)

“The Man” Becky Lynch challenges Rhea Ripley for the Women’s World Championship! This matchup promises to be a battle of strength, skill, and sheer determination as two of WWE’s fiercest competitors go head-to-head in a quest for championship glory. On one side, we have the fiery and relentless Becky Lynch, a trailblazer in women’s wrestling who’s ready to reclaim her throne as the top female athlete in the WWE. And standing in her way is the dominant and unyielding champion, Rhea Ripley, who has proven time and again that she’s a force to be reckoned with inside the ring.

But this isn’t just about the championship gold; it’s about pride, honor, and the desire to prove oneself as the best in the world. With both competitors at the top of their game and the Women’s World Championship on the line, expect nothing less than a battle for the ages. As the WrestleMania spotlight shines bright, the stage is set for these two warriors to leave it all on the mat in pursuit of victory. Will Becky Lynch reclaim her throne as the queen of WWE, or will Rhea Ripley prove once again why she’s the reigning champion?

Prediction

This is the first match in recent memory that it feels like Rhea has a legitimate chance of losing. Over the past couple of months, Rhea has been so dominant that no one seemed worthy of taking the belt off her. However, things changed during this feud, and I think Becky is finally able to climb back to the top of the mountain and become champion again.

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Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins vs. The Rock and Roman Reigns

The upcoming tag team match is set to be a thrilling one, with higher stakes than a standard match. The match between Cody and Roman on Night 2 has a unique stipulation that makes it even more exciting. If The Blood Line wins, then Cody’s match against Roman on Night 2 will be a Bloodline Rules Match, which means that the rules will be modified to favor The Blood Line. However, if Cody and Seth win, then it will be a regular match on Night 2 with no special rules. 

The big question is, can Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins emerge as the victors and dictate the terms of the Night 2 matchup, or will The Rock and Roman Reigns prove to be too much to handle, solidifying their dominance and setting the stage for a showdown of their choosing? The outcome of this match will have a significant impact on Night 2, and fans are eagerly waiting to see who will come out on top.

Prediction

Looking at the story WWE has been portraying for Cody over the past year. The focus has been on Cody finishing his story by overcoming the obstacles that come his way on the path to winning the title. In my opinion, this match is just another obstacle in his journey. Therefore, I believe that Rock will pin Cody, leading to a Blood Line rule match as the main event for night two.

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Joey Wood

Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.

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