WWE WrestleMania 40 Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction and Highlights of Night 1

The WrestleMania 40 matches take place in Philadelphia, where WWE hosts the flagship 2-day event and brings wrestling fans together from all over the world. WrestleMania 40 Night 1 features a total of 7 matches. Out of 7 matches, 3 matches are held for championships. Night 1 match of WrestleMania are started with the women world championship match between Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch.

The main event of WWE night was the return of Rock, who made his successful return to the ring and played in a team with Roman Reigns against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. Night 1 is a thrilling night of WWE WrestleMania, and still, there is Night 2 to go. 

WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Full Match Card

  • The Rock & Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins
  • Rhea Ripley vs Becky Lynch
  • Jey Uso vs Jimmy Uso
  • Jade, Bianca, Naomi vs Damage CTRL
  • Judgment Day (c) vs #DIY vs The New Day vs Awesome Truth vs A-Town Down vs New Catch Republic – Six Pack Tag Title Ladder Match
  • Gunther vs Sami Zayn [Intercontinental Championship]
  • Rey Mysterio & Andrade vs Dominik Mysterio & Santos Escobar

WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Results

Results Match Time
Rhea Ripley (c) defeated Becky Lynch via pinfall Women’s World Championship 17:00
A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller) and The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) defeated The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) (c), #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa), The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods), and New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate) by retrieving the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship and WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, respectively. Six-Pack Ladder match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship 17:20
Rey Mysterio and Andrade (with Carlito, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde, and Zelina Vega) defeated Santos Escobar and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio (with Angel, Berto, and Elektra Lopez) by pinfall Tag team match 10:55
Jey Uso defeated Jimmy Uso Singles Match 11:15
Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill, and Naomi defeated Damage CTRL (Asuka, Dakota Kai, and Kairi Sane) Six-woman tag team match 8:05
Sami Zayn defeated Gunther(c) WWE Intercontinental Championship 15:30
The Bloodline (The Rock and Roman Reigns) (with Paul Heyman) defeated Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins by pinfall Tag team match 44:31

WWE WrestleMania XL winners and grades

Here we give you the highlights of a total of 7 Matches played on Night 1 of WrestleMania 40 Night 1, with its winners and grades.

Rhea Ripley vs Becky Lynch

On WrestleMania Night 1, Coco Jones sang the national anthem and Triple H welcome all people who arrive to see matches. Then, Becky Lynch comes with a special entrance with quotes from her book. Ripley was come to ring by band motionless in white. These two players are well known because of their ability to play in physical matches that challenge their limits. But it is not surprised both of them have competitive spirit to play in Wrestling matches.

Result: Ripley defeated Lynch

Grade: A-

6-Pack Ladder Match

 In six pack ladder match, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate, R-Truth and The Miz and Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods challenged the Finn Bálor and Damian Priest to win tag titles. Ladder matches are disorder in most cases because there are 12 men fighting one side against two sets of belts. It shows that the big team of matches should be a bit hard to follow, but they may also experience a lot of fun at the same time.

Result: A-Town Down Under won the SmackDown tag team titles; Awesome Truth won the Raw tag team titles.

Grade: B

Andrade and Rey Mysterio vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

Elektra Lopez, Angel and Berto may not compete with each other, but they had new gear for WrestleMania. They will accompany the Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio to ring on Night 1. Andrade Rey, Mysterio, and LWO were decked out in the ring with special gear

Result: Rey and Andrade defeated Dom and Escobar

Grade: B

Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

WWE also hosts the matches between brothers Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso. They host the brother vs brother matches between host matches between Bret vs Owen Hart and Matt vs Jeff Hardy. It was the first time in history that two twins fought at a wrestling show against each other. Before this, Nikki and Brie Bella fought in the match, but never at Mania.

On Night 1 of WrestleMania 40, jey hit suicide dive before Jimmy got to the ring to take action. It took a little time for Jimmy to regain footing in the ring, but once he did, he made running hip strikes to compete with Jey in the match.

Result: Jey defeated Jimmy

Grade: C+

Damage CTRL vs. Jade Cargill, Naomi and Bianca Belair

Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill and Naomi made the epic entrance in a match against Asuka and Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai. They give a special introduction. Six person tag team follow the special pattern to compete with their competitos in ring and get atleast one moment to shine.

Result: Cargill, Naomi and Belair defeated Damage CTRL

Grade: B-

Gunther vs. Sami Zayn

At the time of the Night 1 match was played between Gunther and Sami Zayn. Kevin owners was there to wish Sami zayn before he made way to ring to compete with gunther. They are playing for the Intercontinental championship. Zayn struck first and hit chops to corner the ring general. He surprised Gunther with his aggression level, but one German suplex killed his momentum in the match.

Result: Zayn defeated Gunther

Grade: A-

The Rock and Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins

The one main match of Night 1 determined the stipulation of Night 2 when Rock and Roman reigns compete against Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. It was over 30 minutes between the end of the Zayn Match and starting of this match. All 4 men were stood in stare down after bell for long time before Reigns and Rollins decide to begin for their teams.

Result: The Rock and Reigns defeated Rollins and Rhodes

Grade: B-

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