WWE WrestleMania 40 live results, match grades, highlights from night two of pro wrestling event

Cody Rhodes attempts to dethrone Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title for the second straight year. While he failed at WrestleMania 39, can he “finish the story” on night two of WrestleMania 40 on April 7?

The son of Dusty Rhodes tried doing everything in his power to end Reigns’ run as champion, dating back to 2020. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Though he has been through several obstacles since, winning the 2024 Royal Rumble once again secured his spot as a main event star. Can Rhodes usher in the “Renaissance Era” of WWE by ending Reigns’ dominant run?

Meanwhile, Seth “Freakin’” Rollins defends the World Heavyweight Title against Drew McIntyre. McIntyre won WWE gold during the pandemic with no fans in attendance. He looks for redemption by beating Rollins and holding gold in front of passionate fans at Lincoln Financial Field. Can the Scottish warrior get the job done?

Rhodes and Rollins lost on night one against The Rock and Reigns. What condition will they be in heading into night two?

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Women’s Royal Rumble winner Bayley challenges former Damage CTRL teammate Iyo Sky for the WWE Women’s World Title. Bayley got betrayed by Damage CTRL, a group she formed. A face for the first time since 2019, Bayley is ready for a defining WrestleMania moment. 

Another title fight on the card is Logan Paul defending the WWE United States Title against Kevin Owens and Randy Orton. Meanwhile, Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits face Karrion Kross and The Authors of Pain in a Philadelphia Street Fight, while LA Knight fights AJ Styles. 

The Sporting News will provide results, match grades, and highlights from night two of WrestleMania 40. 

WWE WrestleMania 40 night two results, highlights

Hello everyone, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of night two of WrestleMania 40!

Night two has begun, and it is warmer in Philadelphia compared to yesterday. Can Cody Rhodes “finish the story” at WrestleMania? CM Punk is going to be on commentary today, at least for the opening match. 

Speaking of, the opening match is Seth “Freakin’” Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Title. No more America the Beautiful for WrestleMania. Stephanie McMahon is back! It is the first time she is appearing on TV since the whole Vince McMahon controversy. She says this is the first WrestleMania of the Paul Levesque Era.

Validation: Drew McIntyre finally wins gold in front of fans, dethroning Seth Rollins

McIntyre and Rollins enter the ring for their match, with Punk on commentary. McIntyre with a Claymore right away, but only for two. Phew. Rollins out of the ring, and McIntyre went for Rollins’ injured knee. McIntyre got distracted by Punk after tweeting during his match, and got Pedigreed by Rollins on the floor. A Stomp by only for two. Another Pedigree attempt but McIntyre put an end to Rollins’ momentum. 

Both traded shots in the middle of the ring. McIntyre tried for a Claymore but got hit with a powerbomb. Pedigree but Rollins’ knee hurt him. A Stomp but again for two. Top-rope Stomp blocked, Claymore blocked, Stomp blocked, Future Shock DDT connected by Drew but only for two. McIntyre teased a Go To Sleep while Punk looked on. Rollins with a rollup, and McIntyre with a Claymore for two. 

McIntyre went to commentary and tried to use the announce table. Punk was talking trash. Rollins escaped. He landed a Stomp onto the table. Claymore in the ring, but only for two. Another Claymore and this time McIntyre wins. 

What a spotfest. WWE running a play that every promotion does is funny. McIntyre finally won a title in front of fans after being denied an ovation during the pandemic. Great effort by both men, who have worked hard to get to this moment. 

Grade: A+

McIntyre crawled to Punk, gloating. Punk just dropped McIntyre, and hit him with the protective armband. Damian Priest came out. He finally looks to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. 

Patience is Judgement: Damian Priest cashes in, wins World Heavyweight Title

Priest hit a chokeslam and won the belt. Wow! Priest finally cashed in and won gold. 

It took a long time, but Priest won gold. He got his WrestleMania moment. What does that mean for McIntyre’s contract?

Grade: A-

Snoop Dogg is doing commentary for the Philadelphia Street Fight, while Bubba Ray Dudley is the guest referee. The fight is Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford vs. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar). 

Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits take The Final Testament to the extreme

Street Profits get tables. The Final Testament used kendo sticks on Bobby Lashley. They decimated their opponents with chairs and kendo sticks. Authors of Pain landed a double suplex combination. B-Fab and Scarlett got involved. Lashley hit a Flatliner and a few suplexes to Cross. Ford landed a jumping moonsault over the turnbuckle. 

Lashley hit Kross with a chair. Spinebuster onto the chair. Hurt Lock attempt and Scarlett hit him with a kendo stick. B-Fab with a kick and a Russian Leg Sweep through a table. Kross with a suplex to Lashley and a DDT to the chair. Kross yelled at Bubba to count faster, who put on glasses. Spear by Lashley. Bubba Ray helped Lashley and the Street Profits do the Whassup move. “Get the tables.”

ECW chant as the table broke in a botch. They got another table and Ford put Kross through it for the win. 

That was certainly a match. Not much emotional flavor, but it did have some ECW nostalgia to it. Snoop Dogg was great on commentary.

Grade: D

LA Knight vs. AJ Styles up next. Styles has new theme music. 

WrestleMania, YEAH! LA Knight beats AJ Styles

Knight and Styles attack one another right away, with Styles landing vicious punches. Knight took him out of the ring and bounced him up and down the table. Back in the ring, Styles limited Knight’s offense by going after his legs. Knight tried with rollups and clothelines to the delight of the crowd. 

DDT from Knight. In the corner, Styles hit an Electric Chair to the turnbuckle and a few suplexes. Styles on the top rope, but Knight stopped his momentum. Biting Styles, Knight tried to land a suplex off the top. He hit an avalanche, with Styles going inside out. That looked rough! 

Calf Crusher by Styles and Knight is in pain. Styles broke the hold and focused on the knee of Knight outside the ring. Knight tried for the Piledriver through the exposed floor, but Styles landed a back body drop to it. Knight beats the referees count. Styles went for a Springboard 450 but Knight had his knees up. They traded shots in the ring, until Styles landed a Pele kick.

Phenomenal Forearm and Styles Clash attempt got blocked. Another forearm attempt and Knight forced him to land in an awkward position. BFT by Knight and he got the win. 

The match was going to another zone until the finish. Knight winning was the right move, as he needed the momentum. YEAH! 

Grade: B+

The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024 was presented to the fans. The U.S. Express honored the late Bray White. 

A Viral Win: Logan Paul Beats Kevin Owens and Logan Paul, retains U.S. Ttile

Logan Paul defends the WWE United States Title against Kevin Owens and Randy Orton next. Paul came out to a Prime truck, with a cannon on it. There is another guy in a Prime bottle. Sami Zayn cheered Kevin Owens on as he entered, just as Owens did to him last night. Owens with ECW lighting in his entrance. 

Paul told Orton and Owens to fight one another. They grabbed Paul and beat him up. Paul got dropped on the Spanish Announce Table. First Orton, and Owens, then Orton again. In the ring, Paul shoved Owens to Orton. Instead on turning on one another, Paul got beaten up. They stomp on Paul. Both tried to pin him and then they realized they both can’t win. 

Orton tried to land an RKO to Owens. They finally fight one another. Paul with a Buckshot Lariat. A “Gatorade” chant for the “Prime” owner. Double Cannonball by Owens. Swanton Bomb got countered into knees by Paul. Paul with a Swanton of his own to Owens and a Frog Splash to Orton. 

Paul and Orton trade shots, with Paul dropping Orton. Back to Orton and Owens until Paul got back in. Buckshot Lariat attempt blocked. Orton landed a double apron DDT. Superkick by Owens to both men, followed by a splash and Codebreaker combination. Owens up top, and Orton followed. Powerslam by Owens, and a Moonsault to Paul, but only for two. Popup Powerbomb attempt but Orton landed an RKO to Owens for two. 

Paul with brass knuckles but Orton blocked it. The former finally hit Orton with them but only for two. RKO to Paul. Orton had the knuckles, but gave it to the referee. He tried to go for the punt kick but the Prime bottle pulled Logan out of the ring. Streamer IShowSpeed was in the bottle. Orton is irate and landed an RKO onto a table. Paul attacked Orton, and missed a splash. Owens with a Popup Powerbomb to Paul and a Stunner to Orton. 

Orton with an RKO off the Popup Powerbomb. Orton sent to the outside, Frog Splash to Owens and Paul retained. 

Fantastic match. Logan Paul just gets pro wrestling. Owens looked great while Orton wrestling again after being injured for so long is nice to see. Who is IShowSpeed?

Grade: A

Bayley challenges former Damage CTRL teammate Iyo Sky for the WWE Women’s Title next. Bayley, the Royal Rumble winner, is in a major spot after missing WrestleMania a few years ago. A rightful main event in any other WrestleMania that didn’t have The Rock in it. 

Bayley beats Iyo Sky in an epic match, wins WWE Women’s Title

They lockup to start, with Bayley getting taken outside the ring. The crowd chanted “Hey Bayley, will you be my girl?” as is tradition at a big show. Sky used her athleticism, but Nayley landed a big dive to the outside. Bayley’s knee was injured, and Sky took advantage. She has a history of knee issues. 

Dragonscrew to the knee of Bayley. Sky tried to fly but Bayley landed a slam on the outside. In the ring, Bayley hit a sideslam but only for two. Up top, but Sky dropped her to the floor, injuring the knee further. Sky with a top rope moonsault to the outside. 

Crowd continued chanting for Bayley as she landed a sunset flip to the bottom turnbuckle. Small cradle stopped. Her knee gave out, and Sky with a Bridging Suplex, and another. Moonsault attempt but Bayley got her knees up. Elbow drop by Bayley but Sky countered into the crossface. Bayley with a back elbow but Sky recovered with another crossface. Now the STF. Bayley to Belly but only for two. 

Sky tried to say sorry, but landed a right hand and laughed. Bayley back up and slapped her. Sky slapped her back. Bayley to Belly blocked to a rollup and then a backbreaker. Sky with a moonsault from the top but only for two. Standing moonsault, second rope moonsault, and a top rope moonsault, the latter missed. Sky countered a finishing move but Bayley hit the clothesline. Bayley back up and hit a back suplex, followed by an elbow drop. She finished it off with a Rose Plant for the win. 

Fantastic match, with Bayley coming out on top. Babyface Bayley is money. Iyo Sky gets her comeuppance. 

Grade: A+

Snoop Dogg announces 72,755 in attendance for night two of WrestleMania. That’s 298 total if you combine both nights. 

The main event is up next. Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Cody Rhodes. Bloodline Rules, meaning anything goes. What surprises can we expect in this match? Brandi Rhodes already made an appearance. 

When is WWE WrestleMania 40

WrestleMania 40 begins at 7 p.m. ET, with a pre-show at 5 p.m. Here’s how that translates to different timezones globally: 

Region Date Pre-Show Start Time Main Card Start Time
USA and Canada (ET) April 7 5 p.m. ET 7 p.m ET
USA and Canada (PT) April 7 2 p.m. PT 4 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland April 7 10 p.m. GMT 12 a.m. GMT
India April 8 2:30 a.m. IST 4:30 a.m. IST
Australia April 8 9 a.m. AEDT 11 a.m. AEDT

How to watch WWE WrestleMania 40

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA Peacock
UK and Ireland WWE Network
Australia Foxtel/Kayo & Binge
India Sony Sports Network SonyLIV/WWE Network

WrestleMania will be available on pay-per-view or via Peacock for fans in the U.S. Outside the U.S., the event is available on the WWE Network. 

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In Australia, WrestleMania is available via Foxtel/Kayo & Binge. 

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WWE WrestleMania 40 price, cost 

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WWE WrestleMania 40 night two results

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title
  • Bayley def. Iyo Sky (c) for the WWE Women’s Title
  • Logan Paul (c) def. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens for the WWE United States Title
  • LA Knight def. AJ Styles
  • Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford def. The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar) in a Philadelphia Street Fight
  • Damian Priest def. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Title
  • Drew McIntyre def. Seth “Freakin’” Rollins (c) for the World Heavyweight Title

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