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The Andre Battle Royal and a tag title match are booked for next week’s WrestleMania edition of SmackDown (Updated)

WrestleMania 37 is a two night event that is coming up on Sat. Apr 10 and Sun. Apr. 11 on Peacock.

WWE’s television schedule that week also includes the go-home episode of SmackDown on FOX on Fri. Apr. 9. With that being the night before WrestleMania 37, WWE has announced that it will be a special WrestleMania edition of SmackDown. That means it will include the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, a four-way tag team title match, and more. Here are the details:

The four teams involved in the SmackDown tag team title match are not revealed here, but for now it’s safe to assume that the champs (Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler) will be joined by The Mysterios, the Street Profits, and Alpha Academy.

The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal includes the following 22 participants:

  1. Akira Tozawa
  2. Angel Garza
  3. Cedric Alexander
  4. Drew Gulak
  5. Elias
  6. Erik
  7. Gran Metalik
  8. Humberto Carrillo
  9. Jaxson Ryker
  10. Jey Uso
  11. Kalisto
  12. King Corbin
  13. Lince Dorado
  14. MACE
  15. Murphy
  16. Mustafa Ali
  17. Ricochet
  18. Shelton Benjamin
  19. Shinsuke Namakura
  21. T-BAR
  22. Tucker

The field mostly consists of jobbers like RETRIBUTION, Ricochet, Tucker, Lucha House Party, etc. The three names that stick out from the pack are Jey Uso, Shinsuke Nakamura, and King Corbin, so there’s a decent chance that one of them will win it.

In effect, next week’s (Apr. 9) episode of SmackDown on FOX will serve as a kickoff show for the two official nights of WrestleMania that will follow on Apr. 10 & Apr. 11.

Are you excited for next week’s WrestleMania edition of SmackDown?

UPDATE: WWE has confirmed that the four teams in the SmackDown tag team title match will be Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, Rey & Dominik Mysterio, Otis & Chad Gable, and the Street Profits.

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