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Jahsheem’s WrestleMania 40 Night 1 Predictions

As Wrestlemania approaches April 6th and 7th this week, here are my predictions for Night 1.

Triple H did a great job balancing these nights out, so the first night doesn't outpace the second, like in years past in the two-night format. WrestleMania 39 had a fantastic outcome, and the WWE universe hopes this weekend will do the same.


Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee (LWO) vs. Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio

The tag team match between Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee versus Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania sparks a mix of intrigue and anticipation among fans. While some may question the decision to revisit the Mysterio family dynamic so soon after their previous WrestleMania clash, the potential for compelling storytelling and dramatic developments is undeniable.


The possibility of the LWO disbanding adds a layer of suspense to the matchup as tensions within the faction come to a head on the grandest stage of them all. With allegiances potentially crumbling and alliances shifting, the outcome of this match could have far-reaching implications for the future of these competitors. For Rey Mysterio and Carlito, the end of the road is close, so this may be a defeat of the LWO heading into this match.


Meanwhile, the heel faction of Legado Del Fantasma, led by Santos Escobar, is in dire need of a push to establish themselves as dominant players in the WWE landscape. A victory at WrestleMania could solidify their status as a force to be reckoned with and pave the way for future storylines and rivalries.

As for Dominik Mysterio, the match provides an opportunity to break free from his father's shadow and carve out his own path as a singles competitor. With the spotlight firmly on him, Dominik has the chance to showcase his skills and prove that he belongs among WWE's elite.


While the matchup may initially raise eyebrows due to its familiarity, the potential for compelling drama and memorable moments is vast. As WrestleMania draws near, fans eagerly await the outcome of this high-stakes tag team encounter and its impact on the WWE landscape.


My Winners: Santos Escobar and Dominik Mysterio


Six Pack Ladder Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship In this match, The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Finn Balor) vs. DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs. The New Day vs. The Awesome Truth vs. A-Town Down Under vs. New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate)

Indeed, the potential scenarios for the Six Pack Ladder Match outcome for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship are ripe with intrigue and excitement.


The first possibility, where R-Truth inadvertently snatches one of the championship belts while the other falls into the hands of another team, would create chaos and unpredictability. This could lead to the belts being split, signifying a new era in the tag team division with separate titles for each brand or concept. Teams like the New Catch Republic could capitalize on this opportunity, seizing one of the belts and staking their claim as top contenders in the division.


On the other hand, The Judgment Day, Damian Priest and Finn Balor, retaining their titles would solidify their reign as dominant champions. A successful title defense would further establish them as the team to beat in the tag team division, setting the stage for potential feuds and rivalries with other teams vying for the gold.


Regardless of the outcome, the Six Pack Ladder Match has all the makings of a sleeper hit. Its high-flying action, heart-stopping moments, and jaw-dropping maneuvers are sure to captivate the audience.

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My Winners: Awesome Truth (Raw Belts), New Catch Republic (Smackdown Belt)


Jey Uso vs. Jimmy Uso

The matchup between Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso at WrestleMania 40 carries a deeply personal and emotional weight for the competitors and the fans who have witnessed their journey as a tag team. The Uso brothers have forged a legacy as one of the greatest tag teams of all time, and their bond as brothers and partners has been central to their success.


As they enter the ring to face each other, the echoes of past sibling rivalries in WWE history resonate strongly. Matches like Owen vs. Bret and Matt vs. Jeff have captivated audiences with their emotional intensity and familial dynamics, and the clash between Jey and Jimmy Uso promises to be no different.

While Solo Sikoa's interference looms over the match, the focus will be on the deeply personal rivalry between the Uso brothers themselves. The WWE Universe's love and support for Jey Uso have propelled him to new career heights, and he enters WrestleMania 40 riding a full wave of momentum.


However, Jimmy Uso is no stranger to adversity, and his determination to prove himself in the spotlight will make him a formidable opponent for his brother. Whether it's a splash of brotherly love or a clash of egos, the Uso vs. Uso showdown at WrestleMania 40 will be memorable and emotionally charged, leaving a lasting impact on the WWE Universe.


My Winner: Jey Uso


Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill, and Naomi vs. Dakota Kai, Asuka, and Kairi Sane (Damage CTRL)

The anticipation surrounding Jade Cargill's WrestleMania debut is exciting, especially after her impressive showing in the 2024 women's Rumble. As a rising star with undeniable charisma and athleticism, CargilCargill's presence adds an exciting element to the already stacked women's section.

Cargill will face Damage CTRL, a faction known for its tenacity and skill. Her match is poised to showcase her abilities and potential. While many expect Cargill to make a strong statement with a victory in her WrestleMania debut, Damage CTRL won't likely be brushed aside.


Ultimately, this matchup has the potential to mark the beginning of a new era for the women's division, with Jade Cargill signaling the emergence of fresh talent ready to shake up the status quo. Whether Cargill wins decisively or both teams are pushed to their limits in a hard-fought battle, one thing is sure. This match will leave a lasting impression on the WWE Universe and set the stage for exciting developments in the women's division.


My Winners: Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill, and Naomi 


Sami Zayn vs. Gunther (c) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

The narrative surrounding Sami Zayn's odyssey to gold has indeed taken on a "Rocky" vibe as he faces the seemingly impossible challenge of Gunther, the dominant Intercontinental Champion. Zayn's underdog story has captured the hearts of fans, and his relentless determination to overcome the odds makes him a compelling protagonist in this championship saga.


However, Gunther's as Intercontinental Champion has been nothing short of legendary, cementing his status as one of the greatest ever to hold the title. His imposing presence and unmatched skill inside the ring have made him a force to be reckoned with, and his potential to ascend to world championship status is undeniable.


As Gunther continues to assert his dominance over the Intercontinental division, the prospect of him stepping up to face new challengers on a grander stage looms large. Names like Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Cody Rhodes, and even Roman Reigns represent formidable opponents who could provide compelling feuds for Gunther as he seeks to solidify his legacy as a top-tier competitor.


My Winner: Sami Zayn


Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley (c) for the WWE Women'Women's Championship

Rhea Ripley's reign as champion has been a testament to her dominance and resilience, solidifying her status as one of the most dominant women in WWE. Since dethroning Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39, Ripley has gone from strength to strength, fending off challengers from all corners of the women's division.


However, as she prepares to defend her title again, she faces perhaps her most formidable challenge in the form of "The Man" Becky Lynch, whose path to another World Title opportunity at 'Mania ran through the Elimination Chamber in Australia, winning the titular match.


As two powerhouses collide, Ripley and Lynch bring their unique strengths and styles to the ring. Ripley's power and unyielding determination contrast Lynch's tactics and fiery charisma. This clash of titans has all the makings of a match-of-the-night contender. With championship gold hanging in the balance, neither competitor will hold back. Ripley is determined to prove her dominance and solidify her legacy as a champion, while Lynch is eager to reclaim her throne and remind the world why she's called "The Man."


In the end, it's anyone's game. Both women can deliver a show-stealing performance, and this match's outcome could go down in history as a defining moment in the careers of Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch.


My Winner: Rhea Ripley


Cody Rhodes and Seth "Freakin" Rollins vs. The Rock and Roman Reigns (The Bloodline)

The Rock's latest heel turn has added a new dimension to his character, elevating him to new heights of villainy and cunning. Paired with the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, their combined force presents a formidable challenge for Rhodes and Rollins. However, amid the chaos and unpredictability, one thing remains clear: Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins do not back down from a fight. 

As the match unfolds, alliances will be tested, strategies will be devised, and the fate of each competitor hangs in the balance. With the potential for betrayals, alliances, and dramatic twists at every turn, this match will surely be a thrilling spectacle that sets the stage for the epic showdown on night two.


My Winner: The Rock and Roman Reigns. Night 2's Main Event will be contested under "Bloodline Rules"


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