It was long rumored that WWE was going to use NXT performers at Wrestlemania before the front office decided to load up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal with known wrestlers on the main roster. Well, it has now been revealed that one of the spots will be given to a developmental wrestler. During Axxess, a tournament will be held with Adrian Neville, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze to determine the spot filler.
March 21, 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
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