WWE's 9th Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Winner: Highlights & Gallery
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Bobby Lashley emerged victorious in the 9th Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal during the WrestleMania 39 go-home edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX. The 32-man Battle Royal featured an impressive lineup, including Braun Strowman, Ivar, Otis, Angelo Dawkins, Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro, Mace, Mansoor, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Angel, Humberto, Ashante "Thee" Adonis, "Top Dolla" AJ Francis, Johnny Gargano, Dexter Lumis, Butch, Ridge Holland, Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Rick Boogs, Elias, Xavier Woods, LA Knight, Karrion Kross, Baron Corbin, Bronson Reed, and the 2022 winner, Madcap Moss.
Baron Corbin was the first to be eliminated within seconds, followed by Hit Row. The final four participants were Lashley, Knight, Reed, and Strowman. Reed managed to eliminate Knight and Strowman, but ultimately, Lashley eliminated Reed to claim the victory.
A detailed recap can be found at this link. Following his triumphant victory, Bobby Lashley jubilantly celebrated with the prestigious Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy. By winning this iconic event, Lashley has cemented his place among an elite group of past champions.
These exceptional wrestlers include Cesaro, Big Show, Baron Corbin, Mojo Rawley, Matt Hardy, Braun Strowman, Jey Uso, and Madcap Moss. Each of these exceptional athletes has demonstrated their prowess in the ring and contributed to the rich history of this annual event, honoring the legendary Andre the Giant, and showcasing the immense talent in WWE.
The Andre, the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, was introduced in 2014 and held annually, except in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last two Battle Royals took place on the final SmackDown before WrestleMania, while previous editions were held on the WrestleMania Kickoff pre-show or the main card.
Giant Memorial Battle Royal Winner Photos & Videos
Below are some shots from tonight’s Battle Royal:
The 2023 Andre The Giant Battle Royal is going down! ð#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/uy493npGLy — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
Who would bet against @fightbobby? ð#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/rU3n3I0DZt — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
ð±#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/kuMOYr6AE2 — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
Boogs-a-Mania is running wild ðª@rickboogswwe#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/JI0iJ1otlA — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
NXT forever ð@JohnnyGargano#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/PeK7pJbjAB — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
Bobby Lashley could not be denied ðª@fightbobby#WWESmackdown | #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/1uLvIoxZsJ — WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 1, 2023
Your 2023 #AndreTheGiant Battle Royal Winner, The All Mighty @fightbobby!
#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/Sgvg23ycM2 — WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) April 1, 2023