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Usos vs. Dudleyz moved to WrestleMania kickoff show

With an expected 11 matches (not counting whatever Legends like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, etc. might be up to) set for this year's version of WrestleMania, it was probably a lock that more than one match would get bumped to the pre-show. Especially considering for the second straight year, the Kickoff is two hours long, and for the first time ever, one of those hours will be on cable television via WWE's usual partner USA.

The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was slotted for the pre-show from the moment it was announced, marked the second year in a row that bout will take place before the pay-per-view (PPV) portion of the broadcast begins.

Today, WWE quietly announced the Usos vs. Dudleyz match will join the Andre between the hours of 4PM and 6PM local time in Arlington, Texas.

The WrestleMania Kickoff airs live on WWE Network, along with the entire card, on Sunday, April 3. The two hour pre-show starts at 5PM Eastern/4PM PT and will also stream for free on, the WWE App, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube (which you'll be able to find right here at Cageside Seats), Pinterest and Google+. The second hour airs on USA Network.

Rumors say this match may not be finalized (Goldust and R-Truth have floated around the periphery of the feud between the ECW legends and Rikishi's boys), and scheduling points to one more bout possibly being added to the Kickoff.

Stay tuned.

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