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WrestleMania 40 - live: Updates and results as The Rock, John Cena and Undertaker star on night two

The Rock, John Cena, The Undertaker and many more starred at the biggest WWE show of the year

Alex Pattle
Monday 08 April 2024 09:23 BST
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The biggest wrestling show of the year has come and gone: WWE’s two-night extravaganza, WrestleMania.

WrestleMania 40 played out at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday and Sunday, and the card was stacked.

The main event of night one saw Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson competing fully in WWE for the first time in 11 years, as he teamed with his ‘cousin’ Roman Reigns to beat Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. Due to The Rock and Reigns’s victory, the latter’s Universal Championship defence against Rhodes – the main event of night two – was ‘anything goes’, meaning plenty of interferences.

And the most notable interferences came from WWE legends John Cena and The Undertaker, who thwarted The Rock and enabled Rhodes to beat Reigns – marking the end a four-year title reign.

Re-live updates and results from both nights of WrestleMania 40:


WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:36

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes


THE CROWD ERUPTS! Rhodes beats Reigns! The four-year title run is DONE!

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:35

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Back in the ring, Rhodes hits a pair of Cross Rhodes, only for the Usos’ younger brother Solo Sikoa to save Reigns!

Reigns and Solo hit a spear and a strike to the throat at the same time, but Rhodes kicks out...

AND JOHN CENA’S MUSIC HITS! Cena runs to the ring, attacks Solo and puts him through the announce table!

AND THE ROCK’S MUSIC HITS! He marches down to confront his old rival Cena!

The Rock hits a Rock Bottom on Cena, and then Seth Rollins emerges! Reigns takes him out!

Now The Undertaker’s gong hits! The lights go out, then come back on, and he’s here! He chokeslams The Rock!

The lights go out again, and they come back on, and it’s only Rhodes and Reigns left in the ring!

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:26

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Reigns tries a spear but runs into a knee, then Rhodes springs off the middle rope and hits a Stunner! 1, 2, kickout by the champion!

It’s Rhodes’s turn to use his opponent’s finisher; the American Nightmare hits a spear, but Reigns kicks out! Rhodes with a Cross Rhodes, but Jimmy Uso comes out of nowhere to save his cousin Reigns!

But hang on, here comes Jey Uso to help Rhodes! Jey beat his twin brother Jimmy in a one-on-one match last night. The pair brawl up the entrance ramp, and Jey spears Jimmy off the side and through a table!

Back in the ring, Rhodes kicks out of a spear! More back and forth, then outside the ring, Rhodes smashes Reigns through the barricade! “This is awesome,” is the crowd’s chant.

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:22

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Suplex by Reigns. 1, 2, kickout by Rhodes. Reigns bullies Rhodes in the corner, but the challenger comes back with a kick to the jaw.

Both men land clotheslines at the same time, and they’re both down. Eventually they stand, and Rhodes lands a power slam. He springs off the ropes and kicks Reigns! 1, 2, NO! This time Reigns kicks out.

Rhodes tries the same kick, but Reigns catches him and hits the challenger with his own finisher, the Cross Rhodes! Another kickout by Rhodes!

Rhodes gets back on top, until Reigns lands a low blow outside the ring! Reigns grins, then powerbombs Rhodes through the announce table!!

He slings Rhodes back in the ring and hits a Superman Punch, but Rhodes kicks out at 2 again!

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:14

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Reigns escapes the leg lock but is clutching his knee. The pair battle on, and they end up outside the ring and in the crowd!

They climb onto a table covered in a black cloth, and Reigns sets up a suplex... but Rhodes counters with his own suplex! The table doesn’t break, but it’s a hard landing for the champion.

Rhodes marches Reigns back to the ring. Rhodes springs off the ropes but is caught by Reigns, who powerbombs the “American Nightmare”!

Reigns chokes Rhodes with the bottom rope. “I’m gonna send you to Hollywood with the rest of them,” the champion barks. “This is my company, you little b***h!”

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:08

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

“Cody” chants from the crowd as Rhodes and Reigns face off. Rhodes backs Reigns into the corner but soon lets him out.

Big elbow by Reigns, as Rhodes tries to grapple the champion from behind. Now a hard shoulder charge by Reigns.

Reigns runs at Rhodes again, but the challenger sidesteps, and Reigns goes flying into the ring post! Anything goes in this match, and Rhodes has already grabbed a table from under the ring.

But he’s caught off guard by a boot to the face! Reigns slides the table back under the ring and taunts the crowd, to the sound of boos.

Reigns grabs a kendo stick, however, and gets to work on the back of Rhodes. A big swing and a miss from Reigns, though, and he drops the stick.

Rhodes applies a Figure Four Leg Lock, in tribute to Ric Flair.

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 03:04

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

Rhodes is out first, with plenty of pyro heralding his arrival. A great reaction for Rhodes, whose wife – wrestler Brandi Rhodes – accompanies him at the top of the ramp.

He makes the rest of the walk by himself but does embrace his mum, who is sat in the front row. Rock went out of his way to taunt her last night... Rhodes would love to win this title tonight in part for his late father, Dusty Rhodes, who never held the gold.

Now here comes Reigns, with a choir and an orchestra signalling his arrival.

Both men are in the ring. No sign of Rock yet... AND we’re under way!

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 02:47

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes

One match to go. Tonight’s main event pits Universal Champion Roman Reigns against Cody Rhodes, in a rematch of the night-two main event from last year.

Twelve months ago, Reigns beat Rhodes to retain the belt and maintain his long title run, which is approaching the four-year mark.

Last night, Reigns and The Rock beat Rhodes and Seth Rollins to ensure that tonight’s main event is fought under ‘Bloodline Rules’ – basically meaning anything goes, so expect plenty of interference from The Rock...

Rhodes earned his shot at Reigns this evening by winning the Royal Rumble in January – just as he did in January 2023.

Roman Reigns (right) in action against Cody Rhodes on Saturday
Roman Reigns (right) in action against Cody Rhodes on Saturday (Getty Images)
The Rock and Reigns defeated Rhodes and Seth Rollins
The Rock and Reigns defeated Rhodes and Seth Rollins (Getty Images)
Alex Pattle8 April 2024 02:42

WrestleMania 40 LIVE – Night Two: Iyo Sky vs Bayley

Bayley survives a couple of submission attempts and lands a signature suplex, before slapping Sky.

A frantic passage of action ensues, and Sky lands a creative backbreaker before climbing the ring post yet again. Back flip, and this time it connects! 1, 2, NO! Bayley kicks out...

Sky tries yet ANOTHER back flip off the top rope, but Bayley rolls out of the way. Now an elbow drop by the challenger!

Bayley drives Sky face-first into the mat and goes for the pin! 1, 2, 3! And NEW Women’s Champion, Bayley!

Alex Pattle8 April 2024 02:32

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