WrestleMania 40 Feels Like the Biggest Event in WWE History

WWE will do what it has done every year since 1984, but this time, WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event in WWE history. Nearly every match, performer, and moment has been planned or positioned in a way that WWE hasn't done in a long time.
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On April 6th, 2024, WWE will do what they have done every year since 1984. This time, WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event in WWE history. Throughout two nights, everyone available in the pantheon of WWE greats is rumored or confirmed for a spot on the grandest stage of them all. WrestleMania always feels more significant than anything the WWE Universe has seen all year. That alone gives it the aura of a mega-event, like the Super Bowl, but for professional wrestling fans. This year's iteration, though, has so much more. Nearly every match, performer, and moment has been planned or positioned in ways that WWE hasn't tried in a long time. Is it perfect? Of course not, but it is plenty to set up a massive WrestleMania 40 weekend.

WWE has unmatched wrestling star power

It is often said that wrestling is about connecting with the fans. It doesn't matter how you do it. The biggest stars are the ones that make the fans react. It can be through their matches, their microphone time, or something totally unique to them. This year, both nights will almost certainly have a connection with fans. Part of that comes from how talented the roster is right now. A wrestling company blessed with The Rock, CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Seth Rollins will always have attractions for fans. 

The more prominent component of this show's success is how WWE has given everyone some momentum. Jey and Jimmy Uso, Drew McIntyre, The Awesome Truth, Chad Gable, and more all feel like a bigger deal now. On the women's side, it is the same thing. Even overlooked talent like Candice LeRae feels interesting to see on television each week. This isn't always how the Road to WrestleMania always feels. Even the last time The Rock had an announced WrestleMania match, the show didn't feel quite this exciting from top to bottom. The key to successfully using the past year's momentum was to make more star performers. WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event in WWE history because they have smashed that goal and then some. 

The show has stories, and stakes abound

Another key to why WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event in WWE history is the stories that creative have laid before fans. Nearly all the matches on the card have stakes. Some are personal, others professional, and many are both. Even the WWE tag team title match has stories abound. R-Truth and Damian Priest finally square off, DIY gets their first WrestleMania moment after decades of competition, and both tag team titles will be defended separately for the first time in a very long time.

From these lower card matches to the marquee bouts like Brother vs. Brother or the Women's title funds, everyone has a purpose. All the matches feel earned, even the ones that could have used more time to build up. Although fans online are starting to push for a men's or women's battle royal to find a spot on the card, its exclusion is helping. Nothing feels like it's just for a paycheck right now. That stinks for the performers who don't make the show, but it adds more to it when everything matters and has been built to matter in some way. 

Four decades is a major event milestone

Doing almost anything 40 times is a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Pulling off just one WrestleMania-esque event is something that most promotions outside of AEW and NJPW would struggle to do at all, let alone annually, for several decades. While not always the case, sometimes old indeed does mean important. Choosing a sizeable wrestling city with a ton of history also indicates that WWE understands this is a monumental feat. As a major milestone, WrestleMania 40 would always be promoted as a big deal.

WrestleMania has overcome global pandemics, changing economics, and changes in the surrounding world. As with all institutions, some change is both positive and inevitable. That they have changed enough over 40 events to maintain and grow fan support each year is a feat worthy of celebration. The fact that the show has been built up and will be incredible to watch is undoubtedly a significant reason for fans' lofty expectations. It can't be denied that a brand with 40 years of memories will feel more important than a brand with just four. Familiarity, in this case, is a measure of success and is subtly pushing what WWE has booked and promoted about this year's event. From the show "XL" numerals to the rumors, even their content, such as WWE 2k24. Everything has been built up to give extra weight to WrestleMania this year, pushing it toward further greatness.

WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event because it is 

These factors compacted into our reality. It has been ages since WWE hosted a show that felt like this. In fact, WrestleMania 40 feels like the biggest event in WWE history because it is. Over two nights in Philadelphia, the fans will see legends clash with future champions. The crowd will be treated to moments that will live far beyond the minutes and hours that compose the whole of WrestleMania weekend. Nobody knows exactly what to expect, although, of course, fans are speculating. The electricity around WWE shows means that whatever happens, it will leap off the screen of phones and television sets and into the history books. The men and women involved have to know they are making history. If they don't, It will be incredible when a sold-out arena lets them know live and in person.