During last night's WWE Raw is was announced that The Big Show will be participating in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania. This pretty much indicates that Big Show's planned match against NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will not be happening.
Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio noted that the possible reason Shaq pulled out of the match was due to the money WWE offered him. Shaq felt it wasn't worth his time or trouble.
Erick Rowan is scheduled to be at tonight's WWE SmackDown tapings. Rowan has been cleared to wrestle following recovery from a torn rotator cuff in the fall of 2016. Rowan has been working at the WWE Performance Center to work off his ring rust of late. It's unknown at this stage if he will be appearing on tonight's SmackDown television broadcast.
WWNLive has announced several new matches for EVOLVE 81. Below is the updated card for the event which takes place in Orlando, FL on March 31st.
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Michael Elgin
- Fred Yehi vs. Matt Riddle
- Donovan Dijak vs. Keith Lee
- Catch Point vs. High-Flyers Challenge Match: Tracy Williams, Chris Dickinson & Jaka vs. Jason Kincaid, Sammy Guevara & Austin Theory
- Drew Galloway vs. Lio Rush
- Timothy Thatcher with Stokely Hathaway vs. ACH