WWE announced the return of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for Wrestlemania 32 with this note:
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.com has also annouced a tag team match between the Usos and the Dudley Boyz.
WWE.com on the new match:
What began with a shocking betrayal will culminate with a deeply personal inter-family duel at WrestleMania.
Anoa’i dynasty, meet The Dudleys.
Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley shredded any illusion that they were a glad-handing nostalgia act when, on the Feb. 8 Raw, they turned their backs on Jimmy & Jey Uso and viciously sent both twins through tables. Claiming the WWE Universe took them for granted, The Dudleys — the most decorated tag team in history — have since reminded all of WWE (and most of all, The Usos) of their malice.
Adding insult to injury, The Dudleys have broadened their attack to include not just Jimmy & Jey, but other members of the proud Anoa’i family, as well. The ECW Originals have trash-talked The Usos’ father, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, and even jumped their cousin Roman Reigns.
Now seeing red, The Usos are intent on showing The Dudleys exactly why they, and not Bubba Ray & D-Von, were named the 2015 Slammy Tag Team of the Year. The Dudleys dominated The Attitude Era and beyond, but will they match up against one of the most successful duos of the past few years, the Uso-crazy twins?
Now there are six matches officially confirmed for the show:
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
Hell in a Cell
The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon
No Holds Barred
Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Dean Ambrose
WWE Divas Title
Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
With these two matches nearly confirmed:
Chris Jericho vs. A.J. Styles
WWE Tag Team Titles
The New Day (c) vs. League of Nations
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