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Former WWE superstar Marc Mero reveals he needs heart surgery

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Marc Mero spent just three years in the World Wrestling Federation and was more famous for being the husband of Sable than his wrestling ability.

Well, 15 years after leaving Vince McMahon and company, Mero is back in the news, but it's not for a reason that is nice to read about.

The 'Wildman' posted on his facebook page earlier today that he is travelling to Cleveland to undergo heart surgery after seeing three different specialists.

"This morning Darlene and I will be boarding a plane to travel to the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After seeing 3 heart specialists including visiting the Emory Heart & Vascular Center in Atlanta. I have been told I need heart surgery," Mero wrote.

"I am blessed that the top surgeon in the US Lars Svensson, MD, PhD – Cleveland Clinic will be doing the surgery. I will be going through tests from 7am until 3pm tomorrow to determine when the surgery will take place," the 54-year old added.

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Mero was originally a boxer who won four New York State Titles - including the New York Golden Gloves - before an injury forced him to hang up the gloves before he decided to become a bodybuilder. Mero then got into wrestling and spent five years in WCW as Johnny B. Badd, winning the WCW World Television Championship three times.

Mero went on to join the WWF in 1996 and had a feud with an up and coming Hunter Hearst Helmsley as his first real storyline, with the two ending up fighting for the Intercontinental Championship. In 1999 Mero, now known as 'Marvelous Marc Mero' left the WWF with his then-wife Sable, despite having three years left on his contract, after Sable and the WWF had legal disputes.

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