WWE announce Special WrestleMania Edition of SmackDown for April 9

WWE have announced a special WrestleMania Edition of SmackDown

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

Just 24 hours ahead of 'The Show of Shows', WWE Superstars from the Blue Brand will be in action inside The ThunderDome. 

With 'Mania on the horizon, expect plenty of huge moments next week, with the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal already announced, alongside more action. 

Check out the full preview for the WrestleMania Edition of SmackDown below. 


Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Edge to address the WWE Universe

Two days before they square off in the highly-anticipated Universal Championship Triple Threat Match, the WWE Universe will hear from The Head of the Table, The Leader of the "Yes!" Movement and The Ultimate Opportunist as they prepare to collide on The Grandest Stage of Them All?

The WrestleMania main event stars will appear on SmackDown

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 SD Tag Team Titles will feature next Friday

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. 

The Battle Royal will take place on SmackDown

WWE Official Adam Pearce announced the combatants for the prestigious free-for-all will include:

  • 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
The Battle Royal usually takes place at WrestleMania

Don’t miss all the action of the Special WrestleMania Edition of SmackDown, next Friday, April 9, airing to UK fans on BT Sport

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