Backstage Notes on WWE Extreme Rules, Shane McMahon’s Status, Recent Attendance

Extreme Rules

– Even though he’s on WWE Television in a regular role, Shane McMahon is still not working in any kind of executive role at WWE HQ.

– Current plans for the WWE Intercontinental Title at the May 22nd Extreme Rules pay-per-view have The Miz defending in a Fatal 4 Way against Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Cesaro. Additionally, a stipulation is expected to be added to the Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho match.

– Below are recent WWE attendance figures and updates numbers from the recent European tour:

* April 16th in Birmingham, UK drew a sellout of 10,918 for $757,954
* April 17th in Nottingham drew 7,683 fans for $451,889
* April 18th in London for RAW drew a sellout of 13,713 fans
* April 19th in London for SmackDown drew a sellout of 13,713 fans
* April 19th in Manchester drew a sellout of 12,491 fans for $736,251
* April 20th in Newcastle drew a sellout of 8,099 fans for $483,624
* April 21st in Brussels drew 5,115 for $407,377
* April 22nd in Sheffield drew a sellout of 9,882 fans for $611,015 (around 20 tickets from sold out)
* April 23rd in Glasgow drew a sellout of 11,957 fans for $868,671
* April 27th in Leeds drew 3,283 fans for $189,237
* April 30th in Cocoa Beach, FL for WWE NXT drew 200 fans
* May 1st in Chicago for Payback drew a sellout of 12,000 fans
* May 2nd in St. Louis for RAW drew around 10,000 fans

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter