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Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal moved to 'Mania pre-show

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WrestleMania XXXI is this Sunday and even now - just three days before the event there are big changes being made still to the event.

There are several high profile matches set to steal the show this year with huge names like Sting, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and Triple H all set to feature.

All of the WWE's biggest names are set to arrive in the San Francisco bay area for the show of shows and all will give everything to make the night memorable.

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Even some of the lower ranked matches have created a lot of buzz like the long awaited Seth Rollins vs Randy Orton clash and John Cena vs Rusev for the United States Championship.

But now many of the backstage superstars have suffered scheduling issues with WrestleMania and may not be happy to hear the result of that.

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The second annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal was officially announced tonight to have been moved to the WrestleMania pre-show.

WrestleMania has a special start time and it is also being given a special two hour pre-show as opposed to the standard one hour for most other Pay-Per-Views.

There is no real reason to be seen as to why the match has been taken off of the main show but it has been moved.

Perhaps the match is put there to fill out the pre-show which is double the length of any others, perhaps the WWE are trying to get more fans to tune in to the pre-show.

Whatever the reason, the 'highly prestigious' match that debuted at WrestleMania XXX last year has now been moved to the pre-show.

Alongside the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, the pre-show will also host the fatal 4 way for the Tag Team Championship.

Cesaro and Tyson Kidd will defend their titles against the Usos, Los Matadores and the New Day before the opening fireworks in San Francisco.

Returning winner?

It is difficult to tell who will win this year's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal given the fact that the entire list of superstars probably won't be announced until everyone is in the ring.

Sheamus is expected to return on Sunday night and is a heavy favourite to claim the prestigious trophy from winning the match.

Outside superstars such as Curtis Axel, Damien Mizdow and Ryback could all be possibilities to win the battle royal too but that is still a stretch.

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