When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
February 4, 2016
As of this very moment, it looks like WWE has Adrian Neville penciled in for a promotion to the main roster. The way they're going to do this is by having him winning the NXT tournament and earning a spot in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. The front office feels that it would be a good way to introduce him to their mainstream fans. There is even a slight chance that he might be given the win at Wrestlemania as a way to springboard his push.
March 26, 2015
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
Since the brand has been growing in popularity as of late, a lot of WWE fans were excited at the prospect of some of the developmental wrestlers being used at Wrestlemania. Unfortunately, though, that might not be happening after all. Reports have surfaced that management is looking to trim the Andre the Giant battle royal down to only 20 participants. That makes it harder for the likes of Finn Balor, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to get spots.
March 6, 2015
One of the names being discussed for the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania is one that will surely please much of the internet wrestling community. There are talks going around that WWE is considering the idea of putting Finn Balor in the match. They feel that it would be a good way to subtly introduce him to their core fans. While they would love to do his awesome entrance, there is not enough time at the pay per view for that.
February 27, 2015
Last year, WWE introduced the Andre the Giant battle royal at Wrestlemania. Since his name value still remains strong, a lot of fans were quite excited about the match. Antonio Cesaro ended up winning the trophy, and that led to speculations that he was going to be on the receiving end of a push. That never happened. Disappointment set in. Management wants to give it another try this year, so the battle royal is being brought back.
February 25, 2015
Since management wants to get as many wrestlers involved in the show as possible, there are talks once again within WWE of doing another battle royal at Wrestlemania. The company is said to be hesitant of having the Andre the Giant name attached, as many backstage feel that things did not turn out quite so great last year. Antonio Cesaro was given the win, but his push was taken away from him, so some fans associate the match with failure.
January 30, 2015