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The André The Giant Memorial Trophy is a professional wrestling trophy that is given to the winner of the annual namesake battle royal held at Wrestlemania by the WWE promotion.

The match is named in honor of André the Giant – a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who at over seven feet tall and weighing 500 pounds was known as "The King of the Battle Royal" due to winning a large majority of such matches he participated in. The first André the Giant Memorial battle royal match was held at WrestleMania XXX in 2014.

History

On the March 10, 2014 episode of Raw, WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan announced that he was establishing the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in honor of André's legacy that would take place at the event on April 6, with the winner receiving the André the Giant Memorial Trophy (made in the likeness of André). Cesaro would win the match after eliminating Big Show by picking Big Show up and tossing him over the top rope.

Winners

Wrestler Date Location WrestleMania Notes
Cesaro April 6, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana 30 Won by last eliminating Big Show
Big Show March 29, 2015 Santa Clara, California 31 Won by last eliminating Damien Mizdow
Baron Corbin April 3, 2016 Arlington, Texas 32 Won by last eliminating Kane
Mojo Rawley April 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida 33 Won by last eliminating Jinder Mahal
Matt Hardy April 8, 2018 New Orleans, Louisiana 34 Won by last eliminating Baron Corbin
Braun Strowman April 7, 2019 East Rutherford, New Jersey 35 Won by last eliminating Colin Jost

See also

André the Giant Memorial Trophy winners

Cesaro (2014) • Big Show (2015) • Baron Corbin (2016) • Mojo Rawley (2017) • Matt Hardy (2018) • Braun Strowman (2019)

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