Hulk Hogan announced the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal a few weeks ago and since then superstars have been announcing their place in the match. Brad Maddox was the latest addition on Monday night and with places still remaining, it seems Rob Van Dam could make his return and take up one of those spaces.
The build up to the match has The Big Show as the favourite for the win, as well as giving the feeling that the giant should win it in memory of another giant.
Whilst Big Show winning could give out nostalgic vibes, and could do with the win after his failed babyface turn at the end of last year, there will be 29 other superstars and a lot of whom deserve a push after the event.
Dolph Zigger/The Miz
Both Dolph and The Miz have been at a bit of a lose end lately, winning the odd match, cutting to odd promo. They haven’t managed to latch their teeth onto anything allowing them to have an ongoing storyline.
There has been a rumour that The Miz and Dolph could be joining together to form a disgruntled tag team and if Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose complete their heel turn and Roman Reigns goes on a singles run then the two tag teams could have a long running feud.
The WWE Universe have witnessed his brute force from the squash matches he has been involved in on NXT and following the many promo’s he and Lana have cut on Raw lately the Bulgarian needs to deliver.
Rusev gave an impressive account of himself at January’s Royal Rumble but hasn’t been seen on the main roster since aside from a few promos so now is the time for him to prove himself and hopefully ignite a feud that will see him continue on the flagship show after Wrestlemania.
The former Prime Time Player cut his ties with Darren Young back at Elimination Chamber and it looked like he was set for a successful singles run. He has the look and physique of many main event players, but since that match back in February Titus hasn’t done a lot and in order for his singles run to be started properly, he needs to make an impact on Sunday.
Alberto Del Rio
Mexico’s greatest export has had a brutal 2014 so far, after being fed to Batista as a way to build him up and keep him busy in the build up to his world title match, he has been beaten by Dolph Zigger and Sin Cara in recent weeks and some reports earlier this year even suggested the former World Champion could be set to retire in the coming years. If these reports are to be believed then he will want to go out on a high and have one last run at the world title.
Since his failed Money in the Bank cash-in, it seems Sandow cannot catch a break. His character has dropped into a Ziggler-esc character as just a filler in matches and hasn’t had an on-going storyline since his feud with Cody Rhodes. Hopefully this battle royal will allow him to develop a feud or even hold out for a shock win to help kick start his career again.
Strangely the smallest guy in the match could be the one who puts up the biggest fight. Following recent rumours about knee injuries and his retirement, the master of the 619 will want to get back to winning ways in-order to kick start his career.
Monday night on Raw Mysterio showed that he still has the pace and skills that won him a world title and even though he is the smallest guy in the match, he could still be the last one standing.
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