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The André The Giant Memorial Trophy is a professional wrestling trophy that is given to the winner of the annual namesake battle royal held at Wrestlemania by the WWE promotion.

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.

History

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.

Winners

Wrestler Date Location WrestleMania Notes
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

Winner Images

Cesaro stat--4b0e7c3c85cbea016f14afa2e05320a2 The Big Show - 2015 Baron Corbin Stat Photo Mojo Rawley - 2016

See also

André the Giant Memorial Trophy winners

Cesaro (2014) • Big Show (2015) • Baron Corbin (2016) • Mojo Rawley (2017) •