It’s a numbers thing. The WWE roster is not exactly in the same place that it was in just a few years ago. After the huge list of releases over the last two years, WWE’s roster is nowhere near as deep as it was before. The numbers just are not there at the moment, and that seems to have led to a change of plans for a pair of matches next week at WrestleMania 38.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has had no discussions of holding either the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal or the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal at this year’s WrestleMania. Initial reports had stated that the women’s battle royal would take place at WrestleMania while the men’s version might be on television the week before. At the moment however, there are not enough women available for such a match. The women’s version has not been held since 2019.

Opinion: This is something that makes sense when you think about it, as the women’s roster just does not have the amount of wrestlers to make something like this work. WWE had to bring in fifteen women for the Royal Rumble earlier this year and there are already twelve women wrestling at WrestleMania. The men’s match wouldn’t be much better, as there are not many names left to put into a match like this. The decisions make sense, even if they are a bit disappointing.

What do you think of the decision? Who could WWE put into such battle royals? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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