Daily Drop (3/31): WWE WrestleMania 40 Set Construction, Bryan Danielson Dream Match Comes True

Welcome the Daily Drop, your daily roundup of wrestling news and rumors for Sunday, March 31. We are officially less than one week away from WrestleMania 40. Let’s get right into today’s Daily Drop!

First off, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. There are a lot of Easter eggs to find all over SEScoops, just full of pro wrestling information, all year long. So, let’s get right to it!

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Days Until WrestleMania 40: 6

WWE:

Cody’s Contract: Cody Rhodes confirmed that he just inked a new multi-year contract with WWE that will see him with the company past his 40th birthday.

Olympic Debut: US Gold Olympic Medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock made her in-ring debut at an NXT house show last night.

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WrestleMania 40 Set: A photo of the WrestleMania XL set construction leaked. You can check it out here.

No More IC Title: Kevin Owens has stated his reason for never wanting to hold the IC Title again.

Jade Cargill’s Entrance: It took a lot of work to get Jade Cargill’s SmackDown entrance just right.

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Surgery for The King: Jerry Lawler recently underwent knee replacement surgery. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery.

AEW:

Cardona on Collision: Matt Cardona surprised fans as he took on Adam Copeland for the TNT Title on AEW Collision as part of the Cope Open Challenge.

Audible Called: AEW changed up the result of the tag team tournament in the middle of the match on Collision this week.

Ricky Starks Health Update: Starks updated fans about his health status after a scary spot on AEW Collision this week.

Bryan Danielson Dream Match: CMLL announced that Danielson will take on Blue Panther on April 5, 2024, in Arena México for their Wrestling Spectacular. This is a dream for Bryan Danielson that has been over 10 years in the making for the match, but he’s wanted to face Blue Panther for decades. It all started with this video, where Bryan received a signed Blue Panther mask and a video message while he was still in WWE.

Upcoming Major Pro Wrestling Events

Looking ahead, here are some of the major upcoming shows that we have in the pipeline:

April 6: NXT Stand & Deliver and WrestleMania XL Saturday from Philadelphia, PA.

April 7: WrestleMania XL Sunday from Philadelphia, PA.

April 21: All Elite Wrestling presents AEW Dynasty live on pay-per-view from St. Louis, Missouri at the Chaifetz Arena.

May 4: WWE Backlash France from Décines-Charpieu, France at the LDLC Arena.

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