Hulk Hogan seems to confirm Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be annual WrestleMania match

So this confirms it, right? Kind of. Maybe.

It's been a number of weeks now since Hulk Hogan returned to WWE and announced his grand idea for WrestleMania 30 on Sun., April 6, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana: An Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The winner, who will need to outlast 29 other wrestlers in the over-the-top rope elimination match, will receive a trophy in the likeness of Andre.

It was never made clear, however, if this would be an annual event. It was hinted at, and a few promos seemed to reveal as much, but it's never been confirmed.

Now, in an interview with WWE.com, Hogan has this to say:

"If he wasn't such a nice guy, none of this would be here, brother. So it was very important that we brought the Andre the Giant over-the-top 30 man Memorial Battle Royal to this WrestleMania to etch it in stone and to make it a piece of our history, and to have it be part of our legacy each and every WrestleMania. It means the world to me."

Sounds like confirmation to me.

Typically, WWE books a battle royal each WrestleMania to make sure as many wrestlers as possible make the card. That became less of a problem when the Money in the Bank ladder match was created but once that got its own pay-per-view (PPV), it became necessary to bring back the battle royal.

Might as well make this an annual gimmick to build stories around, right?

Here's the complete interview, the Wednesday sit-down normally occupied by Triple H:

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