WrestleMania 40

Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes clash at WrestleMania 40. Images: WWE

When is Wrestlemania 40 and how can you watch the show of shows?

WrestleMania 40 is nearly upon us with the card taking shape and everyone asking can Cody Rhodes ‘Finish the Story’?

WrestleMania 40

Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes clash at WrestleMania 40. Images: WWE

WrestleMania delivers its 40th edition this year and it looks set to be the biggest yet.

Professional wrestling has hit its hottest streak in years and all eyes will be on WrestleMania 40 this year.

When is WrestleMania 40?

WrestleMania 40 will take over Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on 6 and 7 April this year.

Due to the timezone difference, South African members of the WWE Universe will need to be up at 01:00 in the morning on Sunday 7 April and Monday 8 April.

How can you watch WrestleMania 40?

DSTV premium subscribers will have full access to the live broadcast and on-demand catch up replays for a limited time. Compact and Compact Plus packages also include the WWE channel which will carry the WrestleMania 40 broadcast.

While it unclear how much longer it will be available for, South Africans can also sign up for a WWE network subscription. At the moment the WWE Network gives South African subcribers access to WWE Premium live events but not weekly programmes, RAW, Smackdown and NXT. 

The WWE network also features an archive of classic matches and events.

What’s on the card

All WWE shows come with the famous caveat ‘Card subject to change’, and that should be something you bear in mind ahead of the event.

Nothing is set in stone when it comes to WrestleMania.

However, a selection of matches have either been pencilled in or heavily hinted at in the build-up.

Main event night two

The main event of night two of WrestleMania is currently shaping up to be the showdown between Cody Rhodes and Universal champion Roman Reigns.

Rhodes and Reigns will also battle on night one when they team with Seth Rollins and the Rock for a tag match that coul impact the main event.

The tag match will determine whether the Bloodline are barred from ringside or the Rhodes vs Reigns match goes down under ‘Bloodline Rules’.

Heavyweight championship

Rollins will also be pulling double duty on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

After Drew McIntyre won the Elimination Chamber a match against Rollins was his reward.

McIntyre wants to make good after he won the big title at a pandemic-era WrestleMania without fans.

Women’s World Championship and WWE Women’s championship

Rhea Ripley will defend her Women’s World Championship against Chamber winner Becky Lynch.

Meanwhile, Bayley announced her intent to challenge for the WWE Women’s championship held by Iyo Sky.

Other matches at WrestleMania 40

The Judgment Day face an uphill battle, as they contend with five other teams in a brutal Six-Pack Tag Team Ladder Match for their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. 

Jimmy and Jey Uso meet in a battle of brothers.

Gunter defends his Intercontinental title against Sami Zayn.

Logan Paul faces a triple threat also featuring Randy Orton and Kevin Owens.

LA Knight and AJ Styles are also down to settle their feud at WrestleMania 40.