Backstage News On WWE’s Plans For WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Match

WWE WrestleMania 40 will take place this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the internal match order has been set.

According to Dave Meltzer’s latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, four matches will receive the majority of the attention on night 1, including the Intercontinental Title bout and the Tag Team Title ladder match.

According to Meltzer, “The plan was to do four long matches on night one, starting with the Rhea Ripley vs. Becky Lynch opener, as well as the ladder match for the tag titles, the semifinal of Gunther vs. Sami Zayn and of course the tag match, which is expected to be filled with bells and whistles with a long story.”

Meltzer previously reported the following match order, which he learned about last week and could change between now and this weekend:

Night 1:

WWE Women’s World Championship Match
Rhea Ripley (champion) vs. Becky Lynch

WWE’s Undisputed Tag Team Championship Six-Pack Ladder Match
Finn Balor & Damian Priest (champions) face DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa), Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth), The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods), Grayson Waller & Austin Theory, Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate.

Tag Team Match
Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

Singles Match
Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso.

Six-Woman Tag Team Match
Jade Cargill, Bianca Belair, and Naomi vs. Damage CTRL’s Asuka, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
GUNTHER (champion) vs. Sami Zayn.

Tag Team Match
The Rock and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes and World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

Night 2:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match (CM Punk On Commentary)
Seth Rollins (champion) vs. Drew McIntyre

Philadelphia Street Fight
Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. The Final Testament’s Karrion Kross & AOP

Singles Match
LA Knight vs. AJ Styles

WWE United States Championship Match
Logan Paul (champion) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton

WWE Women’s Championship Match
IYO SKY (champion) vs. Bayley

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