The match is named in honor of André the Giant – a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who at over seven feet tall and weighing 500 pounds was known as "The King of the Battle Royal" due to winning a large majority of such matches he participated in, with the first match being held at WrestleMania XXX in 2014.
On the March 10, 2014 episode of Raw, WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan announced that he was establishing the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in honor of André's legacy that would take place at the event on April 6, with the winner receiving the André the Giant Memorial Trophy (made in the likeness of André). Cesaro would win the match after eliminating Big Show using a body slam similar to the body slam Hogan used on André at WrestleMania III.
At WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015, the second annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal took place at Levi's Stadium, establishing the match as a yearly tradition at WWE's marquee event, with this year's event being won by Big Show won the event, last eliminating Damien Mizdow.
At WrestleMania 32 on April 3, 2016, the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was held with Baron Corbin last eliminating Kane to win the match, which was also notable for NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal entering as a surprise participant.
The fourth annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was held at WrestleMania 33 on April 2, 2017, and won by Mojo Rawley, who was assisted by friend Rob Gronkowski.
|Cesaro||April 6, 2014||New Orleans, Louisiana||30||Won by last eliminating Big Show|
|Big Show||March 29, 2015||Santa Clara, California||31||Won by last eliminating Damien Mizdow|
|Baron Corbin||April 3, 2016||Arlington, Texas||32||Won by last eliminating Kane|
|Mojo Rawley||April 2, 2017||Orlando, Florida||33||Won by last eliminating Jinder Mahal|
|André the Giant Memorial Trophy winners|