Hulk Hogan kicked off Raw Monday night by announcing the newest addition to the WrestleMania XXX card: a 30-man over-the-top Battle Royal in celebration of the iconic Andre the Giant.
Andre, who was known as a dominant force in Battle Royal settings due to his size and strength, helped launch WrestleMania as a worldwide must-see event. He, with Hogan, catapulted the WWF into a new era at WrestleMania III.
The winner of the match will receive a trophy adorned with Andre himself. It's not clear if this will be an annual part of the show or simply a one-time attraction to pay homage to the company's 30th installment of WrestleMania. It's also not clear if the winner actually gets something more than the trophy or if it's going to be just like the long forgotten "Bragging Rights" trophy that held no relevance to weekly programming.
One thing we do know is that it's certainly an effort to get as many guys WrestleMania paychecks as possible. This used to be accomplished with the Money in the Bank Ladder Match before it moved to its own show. Then we saw a series of big multi-man tag matches that were thrown together at the last minute.
We won't see the true main-eventers in this match because they'll be preoccupied with matches of their own involving weeks of storyline development. But that doesn't mean the match can't be exciting.
Here are five names that you should watch for at this years show.