- WWE officials are said to be extremely impressed with the strides Braun Strowman has made over the last few months as an in-ring performer, especially because there were doubts about him as recently as late last year.
- While there are no immediate plans to put the WWE Universal Title on him, Strowman has "turned a corner" as a wrestler and is one of the talents who appear headed for a big 2018, likely beginning with a win in the Andre the Giant Memorial battle royal at WrestleMania.
- WWE's big house show at MSG is this weekend on March 12 and apart from the already announced matches, WWE is promoting appearances by Randy Orton, AJ Styles and Shane McMahon.
- There's a decent chance that Orton and Styles will battle it out in a match and sources report that the reason WWE has refrained from advertising it as such is because they didn't want to do that before this past Tuesday's #1 contender's match on Smackdown played out. For those interested, the card is below exactly as shown on the MSG site:
Special Appearances by AJ STYLES and SHANE MCMAHON!
SEE RANDY ORTON LIVE!
JOHN CENA VS. BRAY WYATT
-WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-
BROCK LESNAR (WITH PAUL HEYMAN) VS. KEVIN OWENS
DEAN AMBROSE VS. LUKE HARPER VS. BARON CORBIN VS. THE MIZ (WITH MARYSE)
-FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP-
AMERICAN ALPHA VS. THE USO’S
-WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-
APOLLO CREWS VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
NIKKI BELLA, BECKY LYNCH,TAMINA & ASUKA
ALEXA BLISS, MICKIE JAMES, NATALYA & CARMELLA (WITH JAMES ELLSWORTH)
RHYNO, HEATH SLATER & KALISTO
BREEZANGO & CURT HAWKINS
*CARD IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*