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WWE WrestleMania News: 29 Participants Announced for Andre the Giant Men’s Battle Royal

The WrestleMania lineup continues to grow as we head to the “grandaddy of them all” on Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There was some news about the Andre the Giant Men’s Battle Royal earlier in the week when we found out Michael Che and Colin Jost would be a part of the match with Braun Strowman. Following that announcement on Monday, all we really knew were those three names. Today, we finally know more of them. In fact, 29 names have been announced on WWE.com:

Braun Strowman
Colin Jost & Michael Che of SNL fame
Andrade
Apollo Crews
Titus O’Neil
Tyler Breeze
Jinder Mahal
No Way Jose
Bobby Roode
Chad Gable
Kalisto
Gran Metalik
Lince Dorado
Bo Dallas
Curtis Axel
Heath Slater
Rhyno
Viktor
Konnor
Ali
Shelton Benjamin
Luke Gallows
Karl Anderson
Matt Hardy
Jeff Hardy
Otis
Tucker
EC3

WWE posted about it on Instagram too.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvnE1q-jUBI/

Some names that are missing there are tag team wrestlers like the Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos and Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder). In addition to them, there’s no mention of tag teams like Big E/Xavier Woods, Sheamus/Cesaro, Nakamura/Rusev, Ricochet/Aleister Black and even the likes of Zack Ryder/Curt Hawkins are missing.

I am a bit surprised at the inclusion of the Hardy Boyz because there were rumors that they might be in the Smackdown Tag Team Title match as one of the teams against The Usos, but based on this, they are only in the battle royal.

Plans can change, names can be removed/added in the next nine days and who knows how many guys will end up being in the match. For now, these are the 29 names that we know.

In case you missed it earlier today, we put up a post with names that will be part of the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal as well.

The rest of the card is as follows:

* Raw Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch

* Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins

* WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kofi Kingston

* No Holds Barred Match: Triple H vs. Batista (Triple H Must Retire if He Loses)

* Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles

* Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

* Falls Count Anywhere Match: Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

* United States Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

* Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin (Angle’s Retirement Match)

* Intercontinental Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Finn Balor

* Women’s Tag Team Championships: Sasha Banks and Bayley (c) vs. Tamina and Nia Jax vs. Natalya and Beth Phoenix vs. (The IIconics) Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

* Andre the Giant Men’s Battle Royal

* Women’s Battle Royal

* Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese

There might be more matches on the card including the Raw and Smackdown Tag Team Titles, so we’ll learn more about next week on Raw and Smackdown.

I will have my weekly WrestleMania News and Rumors column posted on Saturday.

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