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WWE WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions and Match Card


We are near to the biggest WWE show of the year. WrestleMania XL will be a spectacular event from Lincoln Field in Philadelphia on April 6 and 7, two consecutive nights. The match card and build to this year’s WrestleMania have suggested that this could be the Greatest WrestleMania Of All Time. WWE has declared the official match card for both nights of WrestleMania. A total of 7 matches will take place on WrestleMania Saturday. Let’s look at WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions and Match Card.

WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Match Card

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Let’s take you to the Match Card before going into WWE WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions.

  • Roman Reigns and The Rock vs. Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins
  • Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio
  • Women’s World Heavyweight Title Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Becky Lynch
  • WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Gunther (c) vs. Sami Zayn
  • Undisputed Tag Team Titles Six-Pack Ladder Match: Finn Balor & Damian Priest (c) vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. Austin Theory & Grayson Waller vs. Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate
  • Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso
  • Bianca Belair, Naomi, and Jade Cargill vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai, Asuka, and Kairi Sane)

WWE WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions

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WWE WrestleMania XL will be an exciting night as the results of 2nd night are also dependent on the results of a few matches from Night 1. Here are full WrestleMania XL Night 1 predictions.

Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley

Women’s World Title Match

Becky Lynch will challenge for Rhea Ripley’s Women’s World Championship. We had glimpses of this feud from the past year, but it officially began this year when Becky won the Elimination Chamber match. Rhea Ripley has been the Champion for a year, winning the title back at WrestleMania 39. She has been a dominant champion.

Even with her achievements and accolades, Becky has proved to be an underdog. According to our prediction, Rhea Ripley will continue her dominant title reign. This match has a great possibility to be the opener of Night 1 of WrestleMania or WrestleMania Saturday. 

Winner Prediction: Becky Lynch

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

Latino Rivalry Tag Team Match

Dominik Mysterio will team up with Santos Escobar to take on Rey Mysterio and the newest member of the LWO, Dragon Lee. It was a heated feud early on, but Rey’s injury put it on hold and lost the spark. Dom and Rey are always fun to watch against each other on TV. This will be a nice mixture of matches, with Rey and Dom adding emotional touches while Dragon Lee channels his inner high-flyer. 

Talking about the result, it looks like Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio will have the upper hand in the match. In our WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions, we are behind the youngsters to take the industry to new heights.

Winner Prediction: Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

Brother vs Brother Rivalry

Jey Uso vs Jimmy Uso at WrestleMania 40

The Brother vs. Brother match will occur on Night 1 of WrestleMania XL. There are fewer chances now that Rikishi will be a guest referee for this. However, he can make a surprise appearance on WrestleMania Saturday. WWE missed a lot in this feud. Jey and Jimmy had a rich history that had never been explored.

Still, this will be an interesting match. Talking about the result is unpredictable. Yet Jey Uso had a much higher stock as the Monday Night Raw superstar and was booked better. Jey Uso will be our prediction in WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions.

Winner Prediction: Jey Uso

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

A Battle of Women’s Supremacy

Dakota Kai, Bianca Belair, and Jade Cargill will face Asuka, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai in a 6-woman tag match. This did not have much to do with Bianca’s ongoing issues with Damage CTRL. Jade Cargill will fight at WrestleMania, which is a big thing and will be the highlight. Cargill won’t lose her first-ever WrestleMania outing. Hence, the prediction for the winner will be the trio of babyfaces. 

Winner Prediction: Jade Cargill, Naomi, and Bianca Belair.

Six-Pack Ladder Match

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships Match

The six teams involved will be:

– Finn Balor and Damian Priest from Judgment Day (champs)

– Awesome Truth

– DIY

– The New Day

– A-Town Down Under

– New Catch Republic

It is a great idea to have a ladder match at WrestleMania. The participants in the match suggest that you can expect some breath-taking flying moments from the match. Balor and Priest have been champions for a long time now. It feels like a change is required. New Catch Republic, Awesome Truth, and DIY all have great chances of winning the ladder match.

According to our WrestleMania XL Night 1 predictions, Gargano and Ciampa will have their WrestleMania moment by capturing the Undisputed Tag Team Championships on Night 1 of WrestleMania XL. 

Winner Prediction: DIY

Gunther vs. Sami Zayn

Intercontinental Title Match

Sami Zayn will challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship. Gunther is the longest reigning IC Champion and had an outstanding reign. On the other hand, Sami is an underdog, as he’s been his whole career. The way they show this whole story makes it evident that Chad Gable has unfinished business with Gunther.

They allowed Zayn at WrestleMania. However, the direction seems to be Gunther vs. Gable at some point. Gable is the most deserving person to dethrone Gunther. So, Gable should finish his story. Hence, we predict that Gunther will again retain the title on the grandest stage of them all. 

Winner Prediction: Gunther

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

Family Rivalry Tag Team Match

Will Cody Rhodes finish his story at WrestleMania 40 

The Rock has changed the complete aura of WrestleMania. He has been the most active person among the four participants in igniting this feud, even on social media. The stakes are high for this match, as Night 2 depends on it. If The Bloodline wins, the match between Cody and Roman at Night 2 will be Bloodline Rules.

The feud has cooked well and exceeded the PG guidelines quite a few times. It is the most unpredictable match of the whole WrestleMania card. According to our WrestleMania XL Night 1 predictions, Roman Reigns and The Rock will win this battle to make things harder for Cody on Night 2. Will Cody Rhodes finish his story?

Winner Prediction: Roman Reigns and The Rock

This was all from our WWE WrestleMania XL Night 1 Predictions. Do you think we missed any possible winner?


Umair Basraa

Umair Basraa is an experienced Sports Writer with over three years of expertise covering a wide range of sports, including Cricket, Wrestling, UFC/MMA, Boxing, NBA, and Football. His insightful analysis and engaging storytelling bring the excitement and drama of sports to life for his readers. Basraa's work captures the intricacies of each game, offering a deep understanding of the athletes and events that shape the world of sports.

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