PARTICIPANTS OF THE ANDRE BATTLE ROYAL TO BEGIN UNVEILING ON ‘SMACKDOWN LIVE’

In 2014, the WWE introduced the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal into its annual lexicon.


The inaugural over-the-top challenge, which is about to embark on its fourth annual bout this coming April in Orlando was played host to by New Orleans and WrestleMania.

The concept behind the Battle Royal is not a new one on WWE’s grand stage as the event has been hosted on eleven different occasions by the Wrestlemania.

In 2014, the inaugural edition of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was worn by Cesaro. He went on to eliminate Big Show who in the following year, won the next edition in Santa Clara.

Baron Corbin last year won the Battle Royal in what was his WWE debut during the WrestleMania 32 debut in Dallas.

Whereby current plans fall into place, the three previous winners may not enter into the contest for this year in Orlando except they are called in to do double duty.

Some of the WWE superstars on SmackDown currently with an open dance card for WrestleMania include Apollo Crews, DolphZiggler,Luke Harper,Breezango,Heath Slater,Kalisto, Kane, The Vaudevillains, Mojo Rawley, Rhyno, Curt Hawkins, The Ascension and perhaps, James Ellsworth.

An interesting fellow to follow up would be Harper who has recently been involved in the top storyline with the WWE Championship. The rumors making the rounds have it that he will be returning to Bray Wyatt’s side for the feud with Randy Orton.

The WWE RAW brand will just be completing its final pay-per-view before WrestleMania, and for the time being, there has yet to be any mention of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WWE television. This is expected to change by Tuesday night.