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WWE WrestleMania 40 Shows Undergo Slight Name Change

The One Big Thing

WrestleMania 40’s approach brings notable updates, including a change in the labeling of its pre-show events, shifting from ‘Kickoff’ to ‘Countdown To WrestleMania’.

Key Details

  • WrestleMania 40 is set for April 6th and 7th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Pre-shows traditionally known as ‘Kickoff’ will now be branded as ‘Countdown To (insert show name here)’.
  • The ‘Countdown To WrestleMania’ pre-shows will start at 5pm ET, with WrestleMania following at 7pm ET on both days.
  • Saturday’s events include Stand & Deliver leading to the Countdown To show, then WrestleMania.
  • On Sunday, the return of the Slammy Awards is featured before WrestleMania.

Why It Matters

This change signifies WWE’s continuous effort to evolve and enhance the WrestleMania experience for fans across the globe. It reflects a broader strategy of keeping the event fresh and engaging, catering to both long-time viewers and newcomers to the sport.

What’s Next

Ringside News reports that the lineups for both nights of WrestleMania 40 have been locked in, promising an event filled with memorable moments. Ringside News will provide live coverage, ensuring fans don’t miss a beat of the action.


WrestleMania 40 is shaping up to be a landmark event, with WWE’s slight naming changes indicating a nuanced approach to tradition and innovation. As the countdown to the grand spectacle continues, the wrestling community eagerly anticipates what’s to come.

Are you excited for the newly named ‘Countdown To WrestleMania’ shows? How do you think this will impact the overall WrestleMania weekend experience? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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