SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Big Show has heard the Andre the Giant comparisons for 20 years. WCW announcers even labeled him as “Andre’s son” when he first stepped inside a ring in 1995. At WrestleMania in Levi’s® Stadium, though, the four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion lived up to those lofty comparisons, eliminating 10 Superstars (more than one third of all the competitors) to win the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

The World’s Largest Athlete finished as the runner-up of the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30, but he exorcised those demons in 2015.

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The action kicked off with Curtis Axel getting crowd-surfed from the ring by his 28 opponents. The competitors vied for momentum early on — with The Miz getting help from Damien Mizdow to eliminate his former protégé Alex Riley Ryback tossing opponents left and right, and NXT’s Hideo Itami booting Bo Dallas.

But Big Show did everything he could to prevent another heartbreaking Battle Royal defeat. The 425-pound Superstar even skinned the cat to stave off elimination from The New Day, before tossing all three Superstars. When he ran into last year’s winner Cesaro, Big Show acrobatically squirmed free from a bodyslam to flip The Swiss Superman over the ropes.

In the match’s final moments, Miz tried to enlist his employee Mizdow to double-team Big Show, but Mizdow took a stand, throwing Miz over the ropes and quitting his personal assistant job on the spot.

The size difference proved to be too much for Mizdow against Big Show, though, as The World’s Largest Athlete overpowered the former stunt double for the deciding elimination. 

In the lead-up to  WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan called Andre the “king of the Battle Royal,” and 25 years since Andre’s final match, a fellow giant made him proud.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Big Show has heard the Andre the Giant comparisons for 20 years. WCW announcers even labeled him as “Andre’s son” when he first stepped inside a ring in 1995. At WrestleMania in Levi’s® Stadium, though, the four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion lived up to those lofty comparisons, eliminating 10 Superstars (more than one third of all the competitors) to win the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal.

The World’s Largest Athlete finished as the runner-up of the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30, but he exorcised those demons in 2015.

Get WWE Network for only $9.99 |  View photos from match

The action kicked off with Curtis Axel getting crowd-surfed from the ring by his 28 opponents. The competitors vied for momentum early on — with The Miz getting help from Damien Mizdow to eliminate his former protégé Alex Riley Ryback tossing opponents left and right, and NXT’s Hideo Itami booting Bo Dallas.

But Big Show did everything he could to prevent another heartbreaking Battle Royal defeat. The 425-pound Superstar even skinned the cat to stave off elimination from The New Day, before tossing all three Superstars. When he ran into last year’s winner Cesaro, Big Show acrobatically squirmed free from a bodyslam to flip The Swiss Superman over the ropes.

In the match’s final moments, Miz tried to enlist his employee Mizdow to double-team Big Show, but Mizdow took a stand, throwing Miz over the ropes and quitting his personal assistant job on the spot.

The size difference proved to be too much for Mizdow against Big Show, though, as The World’s Largest Athlete overpowered the former stunt double for the deciding elimination. 

In the lead-up to  WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan called Andre the “king of the Battle Royal,” and 25 years since Andre’s final match, a fellow giant made him proud.