You have to fill in the ranks somehow. With less than two weeks to go before WrestleMania 35, two of the matches that are in need of some more details are the battle royals, which could combine for nearly fifty names making it onto the show. While it’s interesting to see who is included in the field, the rosters can also show you what might not be taking place on the show, which may be the case here.
WWE.com has revealed a list of twenty six more names for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, bringing the total number of entrants to twenty nine, along with the already entered Michael Che, Colin Jost and Braun Strowman. The additional names (listed below) include Chad Gable, Bobby Roode and the Hardys. This would heavily suggest (though not guarantee) that these four will not be involved in a Tag Team Title match on the show. With these names announced, there is a strong possibility of no SmackDown Tag Team Title match and a somewhat less likely chance of a Raw Tag Team Title match.
Here are the newly added names:
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
They can do some impressive things. Here is the first ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in full:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised by most of these names as most of them are the people you would expect in something like this. The potential lack of a SmackDown Tag Team Title match is a good sign for the rest of the card as there is no major opponent for the Usos at the moment so it’s betthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K1wbSkX-bIer for them not to be crammed onto the show in a short match with no meaning. I don’t like seeing them thrown into the battle royal, but with everything else on the show, something has to be cut.
Which of these names interests you most? Who do you expect to be added? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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