Another name has been added to the list of entrants for the 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
WWE announced on Thursday that Tian Bing would be making an appearance at WrestleMania 33 as part of the battle royal. Bing previously made a brief cameo on NXT TV alongside HoHo Lun in the first round of last year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and has been wrestling on NXT house shows.
Bing signed with WWE last summer as part of the company’s ongoing plans to enter the Chinese market. He later made his debut at a house show in Shanghai, China in September against Bo Dallas.
As Dave Meltzer noted in this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, this will be the first year that WrestleMania is available to watch live in China. It will be offered as an iPPV by PPTV since there is no WWE Network availability in the country.
The 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be part of the two-hour WrestleMania pre-show on Sunday, which begins at 5 p.m. ET.