WWE Sets SmackDown Tag Title Match, Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal For 4/9 SmackDown

WrestleMania may very well be too big for two nights. In fact, this latest announcement was giant-sized.

During a session on Twitter Spaces, WWE Official Adam Pearce announced a special WrestleMania SmackDown episode set for April 9.

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During his announcement, he revealed the return of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal featuring the following 20 names:

  • Akira Tozawa
  • Angel Garza
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Drew Gulak
  • Elias
  • Erik
  • Gran Metalik
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Jey Uso
  • Kalisto
  • King Corbin
  • Lince Dorado
  • Mace
  • Murphy
  • Mustafa Ali
  • Ricochet
  • Shelton Benjamin
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Slapjack
  • T-Bar
  • Tucker

In addition to that match, it was also announced that the SmackDown Tag Team Championship will be on the line in a Fatal 4-Way match featuring The Mysterios, The Street Profits, Chad Gable and Otis, and the incumbent champions of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.

Lastly, it was announced that all three competitors in the WWE Universal Championship match at WrestleMania will have a chance to say their final words before WrestleMania 37.

From WWE:

As first announced on Twitter Spaces, the final stop on The Road to WrestleMania will feature a Special WrestleMania Edition of SmackDown next Friday on FOX!

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SmackDown Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Match
For months the SmackDown Tag Team division has been extremely competitive, forcing WWE Official Adam Pearce to make a major decision. Next Friday, SmackDown Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode will look to defend their titles in a Fatal 4-Way against The Street Profits, Rey & Dominik Mysterio and Otis & Chad Gable.

The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take center stage as a multitude of blue brand Superstars step into the squared circle to collide for the honor of claiming this year’s coveted trophy. The annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was introduced at WrestleMania 30 in honor of late WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant. It will begin with all participants in the squared circle at the same time, and competitors are eliminated once they are thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last man remaining is the victor.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown - April 9

  • Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (c) vs. The Street Profits vs. Dominik and Rey Mysterio vs. Chad Gable and Otis
  • Edge, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns will speak

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