According to Wrestling Observer Radio, This year WWE still plans to go ahead with the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania34.
WWE first announced the 30-man battle royal in memory of WWE legend Andre the Giant, for WrestleMania XXX in 2014. Cesaro became the first ever winner, after last eliminating the Big Show. Since then, the marquee match has been a part of all three subsequent WrestleManias.
When it was first announced, it seemed like a huge deal. None other than Hulk Hogan introduced the match, and the bout itself was an exciting watch, with Cesaro picking up the Giant and throwing him over the top rope to pick up the win, reminiscent of Hulk Hogan picking up Andre the Giant for a body slam.
It looked like the match would be used to elevate a talented wrestler at the ‘grandest stage of them all’ every year but instead, the match has now become a place to dump any wrestler who is not able to find a place on the WM card.
The first ever match was won by Cesaro, followed by Big Show next year, and then Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 32 and finally Mojo Rawley last year. Except for the spotlight of being the winners of the match, these Superstars’ careers were not significantly affected by the win in any way. In fact, the match did not even get a spot on the main card last year and was moved to the pre-show.
Because of these reasons, and after the announcement of a new Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal for Women at New Orleans this year, it was thought that WWE might give up on the idea of Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. WOR has now reported that this is not so and that WWE is planning to have the Battle Royal this year as well.