Major Championship Changes Hands Twice During WrestleMania 40 Sunday in Philly

WrestleMania 40 opened up with a huge title change.
A look at the WrestleMania 40 set following pyro.
A look at the WrestleMania 40 set following pyro. / (via WWE)

We have a new champion right at the start of WrestleMania 40 Sunday, and the title actually changed hands twice.

The final day of WWE's two-night special kicked off with a pivotal matchup with gold at stake. Fans had already witnessed a monumental title change on Saturday when Sami Zayn ended the 666-day Intercontinental Championship reign of GUNTHER.

On night two, another lengthy title run came to an end.

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The opening match for WrestleMania Sunday featured a World Heavyweight Championship match between titleholder Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre. Drew looked for a quick win by hitting Claymore within a matter of seconds, but Seth kicked out at two.

After a fourth Claymore, McIntyre scored the pin on Rollins. He is the new World Heavyweight Champion.

Or so we thought.

After the match, Drew had a staredown with CM Punk. Punk had enough of McIntyre and hit Drew with his brace.

Damian Priest ran down to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. He hit South of Heaven for the three-count.

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