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Andre the Giant Battle Royal, IC title match set for WWE SmackDown

Ricochet will defend the Intercontinental title against Angel and Humberto in a triple threat match.
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The annual Andre the Giant Battle Royal, as well as an Intercontinental title match, has been announced for next week’s SmackDown.

For the second year in a row, the Andre the Giant Battle Royal will be held on SmackDown as opposed to the WrestleMania pre-show. Meanwhile, Ricochet will defend the title against Humberto and Angel of Los Lotharios after both Angel and Humberto defeated him in matches tonight.

People shown in the match graphic for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle royal include Commander Azeez, The Viking Raiders, Apollo Crews, Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Robert Roode, Jinder Mahal, R-Truth, Shanky, Reggie, Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, Madcap Moss, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, and Mansoor.

On tonight’s SmackDown, Angel was able to defeat Intercontinental Champion Ricochet in a singles match due to interference from Humberto. After the match, Ricochet challenged Humberto to a match. Humberto ended up winning by count out after Angel grabbed Ricochet’s legs as he attempted to re-enter the ring from the outside.