WWE WrestleMania 40 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results for WrestleMania 2024 | Smark Out Moment

WWE WrestleMania 40 is scheduled for April 6, 2024 and April 7, 2024 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view.

The following are my predictions for the WWE WrestleMania 2024 PPV. Check back for WrestleMania XL results and review coverage here when the time comes.

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Tag Team Match: The Rock and Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins

Okay. WWE is doing this about as good as they can as far as what this stipulation can be. The road to get there...that's a different story. And I still maintain that none of this is what should have happened, nor would it be what I'd prefer, as I wouldn't even want the tag match to headline Night 1. But before everyone says "you hate everything all the time, Tony", I'm going to pick my battles and say that even though those things are the case, I'm happier with this than what I thought they were going to do, that's for sure.

I had been worried they would do just a tag match. But the stipulation that if Cody and Seth win, The Bloodline are banned from ringside, and if The Rock and Roman Reigns win, then anything goes, is the setup that I would have booked.

Obviously, this means Rock and Roman win. They have to. Then, it's chaos on Night 2, where everyone goes into it thinking "Oh shit. There's no way the heels don't cheat to win. Cody is screwed" and then, hopefully, The Bloodline gets their comeuppance.

I'll go so far as to say that The Rock should get the pin on Cody here. That way, people are assuming Roman pins him on Night 2, and that when he fails to get it done, The Rock can then have a storyline going forward where he says "I got the job done, and Roman didn't."

PREDICTION: Roman Reigns and The Rock win this.

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes

I'll write out more in the future. Trust me. But for now, let me just say that there is absolutely no outcome that will make me happy with this other than Cody winning the title from Roman.

No, I don't want to see Seth screw him over. No, I don't want The Rock to fight Roman for the title in the future, as that can be a non-title match for the whole Head of the Table gimmick. I don't want Damian Priest to cash in, either, for anyone wanting that.

Finish the story. Here. With this title. Clean (outside of people offsetting the interference from The Bloodline). Only that. Anything else is a mistake that I'll hate with a passion.

WrestleMania 40 needs to end with Rhodes as champion, streamers falling down, and everyone celebrating. Rocky II.

PREDICTION: Cody Rhodes should win, but I'm 50/50 on WWE actually doing that or playing some stupid games again.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

Boy does it suck that this isn't the CM Punk match that they had planned OR that they could focus on just these two. Instead, Seth is wrapped up in the whole Bloodline story, for some reason. I think that's been a massive mistake.

Does The Rock cost Rollins this match? Does Drew just win outright? Does Damian Priest cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase during or after, and against who?

I'm not entirely sure WWE even knows what they want to do come Elimination Chamber's end, to be honest.

PREDICTION: The title changes hands, either to Drew McIntyre or Damian Priest.

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

They teased this for a year. No one should be shocked it's happening. I actually think there's a chance Rhea Ripley could possibly retain here, rather than going with the title change over to Becky. More to be expanded on with that later when I get a chance to update this again.

PREDICTION: Rhea Ripley wins?

WWE Women's Championship Match: Iyo Sky (c) vs. Bayley

Well I can't say it's my go-to option. I would have ended this Damage CTRL story a long time ago. But at least Bayley will get to do something she hasn't done before, as will Iyo. It could be both better and worse at the same time. Considering some of the other disappointing things about this WrestleMania, this just feels somewhat fitting in my mind, though not as deflating as other matches, still.

PREDICTION: Bayley wins.

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

On paper, if I didn't remember that they already had their encounters last year, and I didn't have Brock Lesnar on my mind as the rightful opponent for Gunther here, then yeah, this is great. They're going to have a rock solid match.

But in harsh reality, I'm meh on this. It's SO obviously not what they had planned. Nothing was really built up for this, so it just became a default "guy wins match to get title shot and...shut up and enjoy the match and acknowledge that this is one of the best backup plans we had left we could work with" situation.

Gunther winning this means nothing, cause Zayn's already lost to him. Zayn winning this is cheap, because he's already surpassed IC title level and being the guy to beat Gunther won't make his career like it could with someone else. Fans won't look at Zayn as being better than he was before, like if a guy like Bron Breakker were to dethrone Gunther. Zayn's already at "should win a world title" level. He'd be better off winning Money in the Bank.

I'm hoping the title stays where it's at and Zayn's just the replacement guy slotted in here to have a good performance, but come up short, and continue to tell the story of him fighting for that world title, as he's a great opponent in the future to fight Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship and shouldn't be saddled with what would surely be a lackluster intercontinental title reign "just because."

PREDICTION: Gunther wins.

Six-Pack Challenge Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship: The Judgment Day (c) vs. Awesome Truth vs. DIY vs. The New Day vs. New Catch Republic vs. Austin Theory

Hm. 12 people (or more if Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh and such get involved) all in a ladder match for the tag titles, rather than the United States title situation that I was assuming was going on. I thought we'd get a multi-team setup, but I didn't expect it to be this.

Frankly, I was hoping for an announcement that the tag titles were being split. Then again, maybe this is how they're planning on doing it. The whole idea of this being a ladder match could be to specifically have one team pull down the Raw titles and another pull down the SmackDown titles.

As far as the winner(s) go, I think Awesome Truth has a very good chance of pulling one set down to get an R-Truth laugh, but I also think there's a chance we're putting too much into that. Maybe their feud with The Judgment Day has been watered down enough by the other teams here (and enough time passing) that WWE isn't concerned with R-Truth getting the upper-hand over The Judgment Day for kicking him out of the group, in his mind. Austin Theory and Grayson Waller have a VERY good chance of winning, particularly to be the SmackDown representatives of the titles going forward if that's the case. I'd put them over Awesome Truth if it ends up with 1 real unified set of titles, or a continuation of holding both sets, and not a split. Then, it's even less likely R-Truth and The Miz are traveling around to both shows.

Suffice it to say, DIY and New Day have no chance. As much as I love them and rank them very high in my all-time tag team list, they just have no momentum on their side right now.

PREDICTION: Split winners between Awesome Truth and A-Town Down Under.

Triple Threat Match United States Championship Match: Logan Paul (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton

It strikes me odd that this is a Triple Threat and not a Fatal 4-Way or Fatal 5-Way that involves Grayson Waller and/or Austin Theory, since they're so tied into this. It also strikes me odd that they didn't wrap up the Owens/Paul feud ahead of time to go with Orton/Paul solo, or that they didn't just keep Owens/Paul going and went in a different direction with Orton. So did they have nothing in mind for Orton and threw him in here, or did they have nothing in mind for Owens and just kept that stretched out? Either way, this is a bit odd, but the match should be good, and I'm fine with any of the outcomes.

PREDICTION: Kevin Owens wins?

Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

Yeet. We all knew they would go in this direction. They basically flat out said "Just wait a few months and we'll come back around to this for WrestleMania" and we, as fans, said "K"

I wonder if Vince McMahon is beside himself, muttering "Brothers don't fight."

Jey deserves to win this and wake Jimmy up from the allure of The Bloodline, but I don't know if that's necessarily going to happen. Jimmy could win, since he's the lower on the totem pole, and this feud could continue in the sense that Jimmy cheats, Jey helps fight him off when they interfere in Cody/Roman the next night, and maybe we get another Jimmy/Jey match at Backlash?

Still, the smart pick would probably just be to go with Jey...

PREDICTION: Jey Uso wins.

AJ Styles vs. LA Knight

I'd have probably thrown them into the United States Championship situation, since I think that's a good direction for LA Knight and he could have been Logan Paul's opponent by himself, but seeing the Randy Orton route they're going instead, I get why they're doing this. Basically, this translates to me as "We didn't want to go with Knight against Paul, as Orton's a bigger deal, but we don't want to ignore Knight entirely. Also, Styles needs something to do. Let's just pair them up. It's a big match for Knight if we just treat this as 'you're getting a featured match against a world champion future Hall of Famer' and not everyone gets on the card, so, take what you can get."

That's my way of saying the glass isn't half full or empty, it's just 50% there. There's good and bad parts of this. It really means nothing, and I wish both guys were better off. But hey, at least it's something.

PREDICTION: LA Knight wins.

Andrade & Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio & Santos Escobar

I'm surprised this isn't either all of Latino World Order against all of Legado Del Fantasma, or that this doesn't involve Andrade in some fashion. Wasn't he just setting up a whole storyline with Dom? Odd.

By itself, just doing this tag team match, doesn't feel like WrestleMania-worthy to me. This feels like it should've happened at Elimination Chamber instead. Gimmick it up. Don't revert back to the old days when WrestleMania was filled with matches you'd seen on any given show just for the sake of filler, like the first couple events.

Is it as simple as the babyfaces winning just because? Or, could, maybe Carlito turn, and Andrade ends up joining the LWO going forward? Hm.

Update: Dragon Lee was pulled from the match with an attack from backstage angle that certainly seems like it will result in Carlito having been the one who attacked him. Andrade is taking Dragon Lee's place, but Carlito looked upset. Now, I have to assume Carlito will reveal that after helping Dom and Santos win, because he was upset at Rey overlooking him twice.

PREDICTION: Dominik Mysterio and Santos Escobar win.

Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill & Naomi vs. Damage CTRL (Asuka, Dakota Kai & Kairi Sane)

No tag title match, and no multi-team affair to get more people on the card (and no Chyna Memorial Battle Royal that I keep pitching out to the universe!) but at least these six women are getting on the show. Bianca Belair will continue her winning streak, Jade will get a chance to do something, Naomi doesn't get pushed aside. Sure. Good enough, I guess, right?

PREDICTION: Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill and Naomi win.

Philadelphia Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team Match: The Pride's Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. Final Testament's Karrion Kross & AOP (Akam & Rezar)

I'm very glad this is a Philadelphia Street Fight. That's entirely the best way to do this. B-Fab and Scarlett will get involved, but they don't have to be in the ring in any official capacity. These guys can just beat the tar out of each other. Very cool.

PREDICTION: The Pride wins.

This page will be altered on a regular basis to reflect changes to the show including any new matches added to the lineup, adjustments to the card, revised predictions and any other information about this event. Stay tuned for the latest updates!



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