— With the WWE roster growing increasingly thin due to retirements, injuries and people taking time off, you can be sure that WWE is aware of the situation and looking at ways to strengthen the RAW and SmackDown rosters. Aside from elevating younger talent and building new stars (which the company has done a much better job of doing recently) – WWE is also interested in bringing back several superstars who are currently working on other projects outside of wrestling.
We reported earlier this week that WWE’s creative team regularly discusses how to incorporate former superstar Dave Batista into storylines .. Another superstar who is expected back with WWE in the coming months is Chris Jericho. Now that Jericho’s run on Dancing With The Stars has concluded, most within WWE believe his return is imminent. The recent neck surgery of John Morrison is seen as a factor that could result in Jericho returning to WWE television sooner than later.
— The following pay-per-view events are confirmed for release on Blu-ray:
* Over the Limit, 1 disc – June 21
* Capitol Punishment, 2 discs – July 19
* Money in the Bank, 2 discs – August 16
— Recent WWE attendance figures are as follows:
* Raw live May 6 in Dothan, Alabama – 2,500 attendees
* Raw live May 7 in Macon, Georgia – 4,400 attendees
* SmackDown live May 7 in Pensacola, Florida – 3,500 attendees
* Raw live May 8 in Greenville, South Carolina – 5,500 attendees
* SmackDown live May 8 in Tupelo, Mississippi – 3,600 attendees
* Raw live May 10 in Highland Heights, Kentucky – 2,000 attendees
(source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)