Here is your fight size update for Friday, March 17, 2023.
- Fans can check out a preview of Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown in the WWE Now video linked above. Fightful will have full coverage of the show beginning at 8 p.m. EST.
- A new preview clip has been released of the upcoming WWE A&E Biography episode based on Paige. In the clip, Paige talked about a call she received from The Rock:
- Will Ospreay recently tweeted about being pulled from the New Japan Cup tournament:
This is the first time I’ve every been pulled from a tour.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) March 17, 2023
Tomorrow I leave for rehab and recovery.
Thank you everyone for the messages it’s gonna be ok. I’ll rest up and spend time with my family.
Meanwhile support Davis in his Semi Final match
All the love guys -- pic.twitter.com/AlELdvrgYx
- Fans can check out Britt Baker's recent interview with Steven's Wrestling Journey by clicking here.
- IMPACT Wrestling has uploaded a full match between Petey Williams and Chris Sabin from 2005 to their YouTube channel. Fans can check out the match by clicking here.
- Will Conor McGregor be at WrestleMania 39?:
March 16, 2023
- From Fightful Select: The Undertaker noted in his interview with Ariel Helwani that WWE planned for him to do the original Undertaker presentation for his most recent appearance with Bray Wyatt. We can confirm that WWE actually had Undertaker's coat and hat on hand for that appearance as well just in case. The Undertaker has legitimately been adamant about not utilizing his "dead man" character on WWE TV, as he said.
- Evil Uno is happy to be coworkers with Stu Grayson yet again.
- Tony Khan is expanding upon a previous theory that there are bot accounts on Twitter that exist for the sole purpose of hating AEW:
They aren't doing it to be genuine.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 17, 2023
A large % of those replies aren't from real people, a lot of them are accounts that upon inspection seem to only exist to question and rip AEW and most of their other content seems to be a cover story to justify the existence of these accounts.
- Fightful sends our best wishes to independent wrestling referee SPO on Twitter, as many other wrestlers have also sent out their best wishes and/or prayers:
Everyone send positive vibes, prayers, et to SPO. One of the most unselfish, kind and real people in pro wrestling. https://t.co/qRgClNS9o9— Dylan Hales (@DylanWaco) March 17, 2023
Thoughts. Prayers. Vibes to SPO. Get through this— AKIRA アキラ (@theakiraway) March 17, 2023
Pull through SPO. We all need you man. --— -------- ---------------------- (@SeanCxmpbell) March 17, 2023
SPO is one of the good guys and I will be thinking of him this weekend. Lets go kid! https://t.co/Ur2b1o4r7V— Ron Niemi (@THERonNiemi) March 17, 2023
- From Fightful Select: Thought AEW typically runs PPV shows on Sundays outside of football season, WWE sources say that the reception to running their PPV shows on Saturday has been positive.