Here's your fight-size update for Thursday, March 18, 2021:
- WWE WrestleMania 37 will be the first WWE event in over a year in front of a live audience. In advance of this, WWE has shared its liability agreement on WWE.com. You can read the full agreement below:
WrestleMania liability waiver and release; Assumption of risk and indemnity agreement
In consideration for being permitted to attend Wrestlemania 37 (the “Event”) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL (the “Venue”) set to take place April 10 and 11, 2021, which will include without limitation, me voluntarily attending the Event itself and other activities relating to or arising from the Event and engagements in/around the Venue and other valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which is acknowledged, by purchasing or possessing a ticket to the Event and presentation of the ticket at the Event for access I irrevocably accept and agreement to be bound by, these terms and conditions and voluntarily enter into this Liability Waiver and Release; Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (this “Release”) individually and on behalf of all persons attending with me under the tickets purchased hereby (all references to “me” or “I” hereunder will be interpreted to mean me and all persons attending with me via this ticket purchase). I HAVE VOLUNTARILY AGREED TO ATTEND THE EVENT. I understand and expressly acknowledge that ATTENDANCE IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DUE TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, RISK OF SPREADING OR ACQUIRING COVID-19 OR SIMILAR INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND OTHER UNANTICIPATED AND UNEXPECTED DANGERS MAY ARISE FROM MY ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT. I HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISK OF LOSS, DAMAGE AND/OR INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) TO MY PERSON AND/OR PROPERTY ASSOCIATED WITH MY ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT, INCLUDING WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY, RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, AND WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (“WWE”), AND EACH OF ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AND AFFILIATE COMPANIES AND EACH OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”).
I RECOGNIZE THAT THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, HAS BEEN DECLARED A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THAT AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 (OR OTHER OR RELATED OR VARIED SIMILAR INFECTIOUS DISEASE) (COLLECTIVELY, “COVID”) EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT. I FURTHER RECOGNIZE THAT COVID IS EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS, AND CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH, AND IS BELIEVED TO SPREAD MAINLY FROM PERSON-TO-PERSON CONTACT. AS A RESULT, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND HEALTH AGENCIES RECOMMEND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HAVE, IN MANY LOCATIONS, PROHIBITED THE CONGREGATION OF GROUPS OF PEOPLE. ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SENIOR CITIZENS AND GUESTS WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE VENUE HAS PUT IN PLACE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID AT THE EVENT AND THAT I MUST FOLLOW ALL POSTED INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER VERBAL OR WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS WHILE IN ATTENDANCE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES, FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING INSTRUCTIONS, AND CLEANING HANDS FREQUENTLY). HOWEVER, THE RELEASED PARTIES CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT I WILL NOT BECOME INFECTED WITH COVID. BY ATTENDING THE EVENT, I VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID. BY PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A TICKET TO THE EVENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF COVID AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE RISK THAT I MAY BE EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY COVID BY ATTENDING THE EVENT, AND THAT SUCH EXPOSURE OR INFECTION MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, PERMANENT DISABILITY, AND DEATH. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE RISK OF BECOMING EXPOSED TO OR INFECTED BY COVID AT THE EVENT MAY RESULT FROM THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF MYSELF AND OTHERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERFORMERS, EVENT EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND PATRONS AND THEIR FAMILIES. I AGREE NOT TO ENTER OR COME NEAR THE VENUE IF I FEEL SICK IN ANY WAY.
I FULLY AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, LIABILITIES, LOSSES AND DEMANDS (“CLAIMS”) AGAINST THE RELEASED PARTIES, AND FULLY AND FOREVER RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE, THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, ILLNESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE (INCLUDING DEATH) I MAY SUSTAIN IN ANY MANNER ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THE RELEASED PARTIES OR OTHER EVENT PARTICIPANTS OR ATTENDEES.
I HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS, AND OTHER EXPENSES OF EVERY NATURE AND CHARACTER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO MY ATTENDANCE AT THE EVENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIM BY MY SUCCESSORS-IN-INTEREST, HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND ASSIGNS. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS BASED ON THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER A COVID INFECTION OCCURS BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THE EVENT.
I understand that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the state in which is the Event is being conducted and that if any provision, or part hereof, is judicially declared invalid, void or unenforceable, each and every other provision, or part thereof, nevertheless will continue in full force and effect, and the unenforceable provision will be changed or interpreted so as best to accomplish the objectives and intent of such provision within the limits of applicable law. The rule of construction that any ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be employed in the interpretation of this Release.
BY VOLUNTARILY ATTENDING THE EVENT, I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO THIS RELEASE AND HAVE AGREED TO IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE, OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY ASSENT BY PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF A TICKET TO THE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
- Thunder Rosa, in response to her instant classic match with Britt Baker on the March 17 episode of Dynamite, posted the following tweet.
My goal in life has always been to champion things for those women who don’t belong, who are ostracized and criticized, for those who are push aside and not taken serious. This win was bigger than me. It was for you! Never allowed anyone to tell you don’t belong... #LaMeraMera pic.twitter.com/xkQU9IxqeI— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) March 18, 2021
- On tonight's episode of NXT UK, Kenny Williams revealed to Amir Jordan that he was able to secure them a Tag Team Championship opportunity. No date was named for the match.
- Edge shared a touching story about his latest t-shirt design on Instagram.
This was a t shirt idea that had germinated in my head while I was out after surgery. About earning your scars and the personal journey they tell. We all have em. Those scars can be physical, they can be emotional. Since it was released I’ve been humbled and floored by the reaction from folks. From a woman who wore this for her double mastectomy. A little 6 yr old girl getting heart surgery to fix the fact that her heart was on the right side of her body and backward(hypoplastic left heart syndrome). A young man who turned 12 yesterday and has had 25 surgeries in that time. People wearing it to their chemo treatments and so many more amazing and inspiring stories. And now this from @oneleggedcyborg His new socket design for his prosthetic. Keep movin. Keep inspiring. And thank you for sharing. All of you.
- Renee Young recently spoke to WrestleZone. In the interview, Renee talked about wanting her podcast to show the multifaceted interest of those she interviews rather than just being about professional wrestling.
“We’re all so multifaceted, there’s a million other things that I wanna do. I’ve got a cookbook coming out, I’ve got the podcast that I’ve started, and as much as that started out as ‘we’ve got a lot of wrestlers on’,” Paquette explained, “I want to have MMA fighters, I wanna have other athletes, I want to have on people from all different walks of life. When I came up with the idea of the show called Oral Sessions, it was about having conversations. It’s not necessarily about just wrestling, so that’s something I want to tap into.”
“I love working in TV, that’s a thing that I want to get back to once the world kinda opens up and other productions pick back up the way they had been prior,” Paquette said, “that’s something I wanna get back into that 100%. But just as the means of me kind of doing something in my downtime, I mean you quit your job during a pandemic and it’s like, what are you gonna do? So to start doing a podcast and the fact that I’ve already been able to partner up with The Volume has been amazing for me. It’s been so cool to just like already have landed on something, and that’s something that’s completely my own, that’s such a great thing.”
“Kay Lee Ray. She, to me, is probably the greatest… I think, you know, NXT UK Women’s Champion, but she’s just now… She’s the best-kept secret. If she ever chooses to come over and come to America, and be part of the WWE from a global standpoint, I see her having the exact same kind of success that Drew has had. She is very, very good and she has done unbelievable work for us over in the UK and I couldn’t be more proud of her because she is an absolutely fantastic young lady.”
- The following descriptor was given for the new content added to The Roku Channel by New Japan Pro-Wrestling:
The New Beginning in Osaka: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryu Lee, Roppongi 3K vs. Suzuki-gun
Hiromu Takahashi is the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion again, but he’ll have to defend his title against the man who broke his neck—Mexican superstar Ryu Lee. Roppongi 3K defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against former champions El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
- Per ShowBuzz Daily, episode two of Dark Side of the Ring: Confidential on VICE TV earned 81,000 viewers and a 0.02 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
- Alundra Blayze, perhaps better known as Medusa, appeared on WWE’s The Bump yesterday and declared she would like to have a dream match with Charlotte Flair.
- The 2K Ball N’ Brawl Bundle, featuring WWE 2K Battlegrounds and NBA 2K Playgrounds is now available.
- Today, WWE stock closed at $55.96 per share this was a decrease of 1.04%
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