One staple of WrestleMania is the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. It was introduced before WrestleMania 30 as a way to honor WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant. When it was first introduced, it was on the main card and it was a great concept. However, since then it has become a kickoff staple and has been the WWE’s attempt to get the lower tier wrestlers on the WrestleMania card.
Since the first Andre the Giant Battle Royal, we have seen Cesaro, Big Show, Baron Corbin, and Mojo Rawley win the trophy. Those wins have been their WrestleMania moment and that is about it. WWE for whatever reason doesn’t feel to push any of the wrestlers who win the trophy. For example, you look at someone like Cesaro. When he won the first one at Wrestlemania 30, there were people who thought that WWE was finally going to do something with the Swiss superman. Since he won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, he has won the tag team titles twice (Once with Tyson Kidd and once with Sheamus).
I may have a lot of hope into this, but, the WWE needs to do something with the superstar who wins the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. You have unfortunately killed some of the credibility of the trophy because it doesn’t mean anything. I feel that WWE should treat the Andre the Giant Battle royal like the Dusty Rhodes Classic. What I mean is they should give the winner of the Andre the Giant a push after WrestleMania. As we saw this year with the Dusty Rhodes Classic, the Authors of Pain won it and were push into the Tag team title picture. I will say it again, I am hopeful that WWE will do something with the winner of the Andre the Giant Battle Royal.
Why can’t WWE do the same with the Andre the Giant Battle Royal that they do with the Dusty Rhodes Classic?