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Big Show On Why Cesaro Won The 1st Ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

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• Big Show On Why Cesaro Won The 1st Ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho, “The Big Show” Paul Wight talked about the first-ever André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX in 2014.

Big Show said he was originally scheduled to win the match, but the plan got changed on the day of the show and Cesaro was booked as the winner.

Big Show was happy for Cesaro, but was disappointed as that victory amounted to nothing for Cesaro, even after he paired up with Paul Heyman after that victory.

Cesaro won that match because WWE Officials wanted Heyman to do something until Brock Lesnar returned to WWE TV, so they went with Cesaro getting a big win at WrestleMania, so that the paired superstar with Heyman had a little momentum.

Here’s what Big Show said:

“I went through that first Andre Battle Royal, I was supposed to win that, and then the day of, they’re like, ‘Oh, we’re going to go with Cesaro.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, Cesaro’s a great dude, incredible talent [and] speaks five languages. This is a guy that absolutely I’ll get behind, no problem,’ and I put him over the best way I could.

He slammed me over the top. I shook his hand at the end. That’s what you do in this business. You want to make guys, and then I watched Cesaro just wither on the vine because they didn’t do nothing with him. And basically, he was a piece to give a chance for Paul Heyman to be on TV until Brock [Lesnar] came back.”

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• WWE HISTORY (March 20, 2006) – Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.

This episode was broadcasted from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania 22’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

– Kane vs. Carlito

– Shelton Benjamin vs. RVD vs. Ric Flair

– Victoria vs. Torrie Wilson

– Big Show vs. Chris Masters

– Triple H & Shane McMahon vs. Shawn Michaels & John Cena

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