Sunday, April 14, 2024
WWE WrestleMania XL

WWE WrestleMania XL

Date:
April 6, 2024
Location:
Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Highlights:

  • It was the first WrestleMania under the TKO/Endeavor banner, the first to be creatively lead by Triple H with no outside influence, and the first to not include any direct involvement of the McMahon Family; except for Stephanie McMahon’s guest appearance.
  • WrestleMania XL may be the last to stream on the WWE Network, which is due to end shortly before WWE moves its programming to Netflix in January 2025.
  • Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes became the first two WWE Superstars to main event both night 1 and 2 of a WrestleMania event. On night 1, The Rock wrestled his first full match since WrestleMania 29 in 2013. Seth Rollins worked in the main event of night 1, and the opening match of night 2.
  • Many titles changed hands, including the end of Roman Reigns’ historic 1,316 day Undisputed Universal Championship reign. Other champions to lose their titles include Gunther, Iyo Sky, The Judgment Day, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre (after defeating Rollins, Damian Priest cashed in Money In The Bank).
  • Rhea Ripley and Logan Paul retained their championships, while the Kabuki Warriors’ Women’s Tag Team Championshio was not contested.
  • Guest celebrity appearances included Snoop Dogg, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, IShowSpeed (with Logan Paul), Lil Wayne, Coco Jones, The War & Treaty, and several more.
  • There were many commercials and product placements, along with a print of a Prime bottle in the middle of the ring, and a cart of Prime bottles at ringside.
  • There were many special entrances on both nights. Brandi Rhodes made her return to WWE programming by joining her husband Cody during his entrance.
  • During the main event, Jimmy Uso’s interference was stopped by Jey Uso. Solo Sikoa’s interference was stopped by John Cena. The Rock appeared to Rock Bottom John Cena. Then, The Undertaker shocked everyone by showing up to Chokeslam The Rock. This left Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes to finish their match on equal terms. After Cody Rhodes defeated him, his family and many WWE Superstars entered the ring to celebrate the historic victory. Cody Rhodes asked for Bruce Prichard and Triple H to join them.
  • Brock Lesnar and CM Punk were originally scheduled for matches, but Lesnar was pulled after being linked with Vince McMahon’s sex allegations, and CM Punk was not cleared after suffering an injury in the Royal Rumble match.

Event Card

NIGHT 1

TAG TEAM MATCH
The Rock and Roman Reigns defeated Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins
* If Rhodes and Rollins win, The Bloodline are banned from ringside during Rhodes vs. Reigns on Night 2. If Rock and Reigns win, Bloodline Rules becomes the stipulation of the title match *

SINGLES MATCH FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sami Zayn defeated Gunther to become the new champion

TAG TEAM MATCH
Andrade & Rey Mysterio defeated Dominik Mysterio & Santos Escobar

SIX-WOMAN TAG TEAM MATCH:
Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill & Naomi defeated Damage CTRL (Asuka, Dakota Kai & Kairi Sane)

SIX-PACK CHALLENGE LADDER MATCH FOR THE UNDISPUTED WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Awesome Truth won the Raw Tag Team Championship, and A-Town Down Under won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Judgment Day (c) (Damian Priest and Finn Balor), The New Day, DIY, and New Catch Republic

SINGLES MATCH
Jey Uso defeated Jimmy Uso

SINGLES MATCH FOR THE WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Rhea Ripley (c) retained against Becky Lynch

NIGHT 2

SINGLES MATCH FOR THE UNDISPUTED WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Cody Rhodes defeated Roman Reigns to become the new champion

SINGLES MATCH FOR THE WWE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Bayley defeated Iyo Sky to become the new champion

SINGLES MATCH FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Drew McIntyre defeated Seth “Freakin” Rollins to become the new champion

MONEY IN THE BANK CASH-IN MATCH FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Damian Priest defeated Drew McIntyre to become the new champion

SINGLES MATCH
LA Knight defeated AJ Styles

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
Logan Paul (c) retained against Randy Orton and Kevin Owens

PHILADELPHIA STREET FIGHT SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
The Pride’s Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) defeated Final Testament’s Karrion Kross & AOP (Akam & Rezar)