Backstage News on Bayley’s WWE NXT Status, Marc Mero Having Heart Surgery, Attendance

May 13, 2016 - by Marc Middleton

– While Dana Brooke has been called up from WWE NXT to the main roster, the decision has been made for Bayley to stay in NXT for a little while longer because they don’t have another top female babyface star to replace her.

– Former WWE and WCW star Marc Mero was diagnosed with heart problems this past week. The 55 year old is scheduled to have surgery on Monday in Cleveland. Mero has fought heart issues for the past 10 years after having heart valve replacement surgery in 2007. Mero had been preparing for surgery in late 2014 but his enlarged heart shrunk and he was told he didn’t need the operation at that time but eventually he most likely would. Mero continues to speak to kids around the country about drug use, steroid use and anti-bullying.

– Below are recent WWE attendance figures:

* May 5th in Salina, KS for NXT drew 1,200 fans
* May 6th in Oklahoma City for NXT drew 1,200 fans
* May 6th in Citrus Springs, FL for NXT drew 150 fans
* May 6th in Bismarck, ND drew 3,500 fans (Roman Reigns tour)
* May 7th in Tulsa, OK for NXT drew a sellout of 1,00 fans
* May 7th in Orlando for NXT drew 300 fans
* May 7th in Rapid City, SD drew 4,500 fans (Reigns tour)
* May 7th in Las Cruces, NM drew 6,800 fans (Dean Ambrose tour)
* May 8th in Sioux Falls, SD drew 4,000 fans (Reigns tour)
* May 8th in Rio Rancho, NM drew 3,700 fans (Ambrose tour)
* May 9th in Omaha, NB for RAW drew 10,000 fans
* May 10th in Des Moines, IA for SmackDown drew 4,500 fans

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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