In a rather interesting bit of trivia, the last time that Hulk Hogan successfully defended the WWE Heavyweight Championship was at Wrestlemania 3 during his legendary match against Andre the Giant. Many are under the assumption that successful title defenses at the biggest pay per view of the year were a more frequent occurrence for Hogan but they're not.
January 2, 2016
While it may seem like a non factor to most fans, there is actually a debate going on backstage in WWE right now about which match will open the kickoff show for Wrestlemania this year. Initially, Vince McMahon had the fatal four way for the tag team championship penciled in as the first match of the show. Now, with the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal being bumped off the main card, he is considering using that as the opener.
March 26, 2015
A lot of people are under the impression that Sheamus is going to be a mystery entrant into the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania. However, WWE has been telling fans that there are only going to be 20 contestants. Each of those spots have been filled. So now, the belief is that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be thrown into the ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship instead.
March 25, 2015
Looks like things have worked out better for The Ascension than initially thought. WWE did not view them as being good enough for the tag team championship match, so Los Matadores replaced them. The front office then opted to put that match on the kickoff show instead. Since they needed depth in the Andre the Giant memorial battle, Konnor and Viktor were given spots, which means they get to work on the main card.
March 23, 2015
In about a week and a half, Chris Jericho and Fozzy will be finishing up their tour of Europe. That is conveniently a weekly before Wrestlemania. Rumors are spreading that Jericho will making an appearance at the pay per view. WWE could throw him into the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal, but the more likely scenario has him higher up on the card and joining the ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship instead.
March 14, 2015
Since WWE is throwing a lot of performers into the ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania, they are going to need a lot of bodies to be able to fill up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. Right now, management is looking at the NXT roster and trying to decide which one of them to utilize. A name that is near the top of all the lists backstage is Adrian Neville. Management wants to showcase him a bit.
March 5, 2015