Major Streak Ends At WWE WrestleMania 40

WWE WrestleMania 40 logo over ladder match

WrestleMania 40 Night One saw the ending of a surprising major losing streak.

Both the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team titles were up for grabs as The Judgment Day duo Finn Balor and Damian Priest defended their gold in a Six-Pack Ladder Match against The New Day, #DIY, New Catch Republic, A-Town Down Under and The Awesome Truth.

A chaotic contest that lasted over 17 minutes followed, with the usual array of breathtaking athleticism and risk-taking on display as the twelve men gave it their all to leave Lincoln Financial Field with a victory to their name.

The villainous duo of Austin Theory and Grayson Waller, known collectively as A-Town Down Under, were underdogs going into the bout but will return to Friday night’s as SmackDown Tag Team Champions after climbing the ladder to retrieve the blue brand’s straps.

The Judgment Day appeared to be finishing the match strongly but Damian Priest was thwarted as he looked to grab the Raw Tag Team titles, allowing the popular duo of The Miz and R-Truth to leave Philadelphia as the new Champions for WWE’s flagship show.

WrestleMania 40 Sees End Of Major Streak

Victory at Lincoln Financial Field saw R-Truth end an unwanted 14-year streak of not having won at WWE’s top Premium Live Event since first appearing in ‘the showcase of the immortals’ at WrestleMania 26.

That bout saw R-Truth and partner John Morrison unsuccessfully challenge The Big Show and, ironically, The Miz in a bout for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship and the 52 year-old has appeared at WrestleMania on a further six occasions since without scoring the win before finally securing his WrestleMania moment in Philadelphia.