WWE has officially announced the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for WrestleMania 32 but no participants have been announced. Below is their announcement:
Which Superstar will stand tall in the Battle Royal honoring The Eighth Wonder of the World? One of WrestleMania's fastest-growing traditions will return on April 3 when a legion of Superstars collide in the 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Introduced in 2014, the over-the-top-rope Battle Royal honors the incomparable WWE Hall of Famer. Known as The Eighth Wonder of the World, the 7-foot-4, 520-pound Andre, who passed away in 1993, was considered the "King of the Battle Royal" in his heyday.
Though no Superstars have yet been confirmed for the 2016 edition, participants will no doubt reveal themselves as WrestleMania nears.
The rules of the contest are simple: All participants start in the ring at the same time, and the only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope, with both feet touching the floor. The melee continues until just one man is standing. The winner will earn not only the distinction of being the event's third victor, but also a statue bearing Andre's likeness.
Who will join the ranks of past winners Cesaro (2014) and Big Show (2015)? Which Superstars will risk life and limb to compete in the lawless fray? Stay tuned to WWE.com for updates as they become available, and don't miss WrestleMania when it airs live on WWE Network on Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
WWE on Sunday has a show in Washington, DC, but the last TV taping before WrestleMania will be a combined Raw and Smackdown show on Monday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show is expected to be a sellout. Here is the current WrestleMania 32 card. As always, this may not be the correct match order and changes may occur:
Preshow: Andre the Giant Memorial Battel Royal: 20-man Battle Royal for the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy Preshow: The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) in a Tag Team match Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust in a 7-man Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs. The League of Nations (Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev and King Barrett) in 4-on-3 Handicap match Charlotte (c) (with Ric Flair) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Divas Championship Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) in a No Holds Barred Street Fight Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback in a Singles match for the WWE United States Championship Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns in a Singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match; if Shane wins, he will get control of Raw and Undertaker will be barred from competing at WrestleMania again