Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal News, WWE Hall of Fame Headliners, More WrestleMania Notes

Andre the Giant

– For those who missed WWE’s earlier announcement, a one-hour WrestleMania 32 Kickoff pre-show will air on the USA Network at 6pm EST. A two-hour pre-show is still scheduled to begin at 5pm EST on the WWE Network.

– WWE also confirmed that the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will air on the USA Network. This year’s match will feature just 20 Superstars, a change from the 31 Superstars at WrestleMania 30 and 30 Superstars at WrestleMania 31. As of this writing, the only confirmed names are Heath Slater, Adam Rose, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. No word yet if they plan on having a pre-show match in the 5pm hour.

– Regarding the WWE Hall of Fame airing on the USA Network, a one-hour special will air on Thursday, April 7th at 10pm EST after SmackDown goes off the air. It looks like that USA Network special will feature this year’s headliners – Sting, The Big Bossman and The Fabulous Freebirds. WWE Network will air the Hall of Fame ceremony live from Dallas on April 2nd at 8pm EST. There is a red carpet pre-show scheduled, likely for 7pm EST but we will keep you updated on the confirmed time. WWE’s events website lists the event start time at 6:30pm EST.

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