First Official Wrestlemania Buys Report

This number will still be tweaked over the summer until the final number is announced in August.  So far it did…..1,048,000 buys.  Here’s how that stacks up over recent years:


2009 – 960,000 buys
2010 – 885,000 buys
2011 – 1,059,000 buys
2012 – 1,217,000 buys
2013 – 1,048,000 buys (prelim. figure)


Odds are it’ll go up, meaning it’ll be the second highest total in the last five years.  Isn’t it interesting that of the last five years, the two lowest are the ones Cena didn’t main event?


  1. Mike says:

    I respect you KB but there is no way Cena was the sole reason WM did so well over the past 3 years. The Rock saved WM buyrates it was on a downward trend until he returned.

    I mean obviously Cena helped with WM28 because Rock/Cena was such a massive dream match and one couldn’t do it without the other again obviously. I really can’t give WM27 success to anyone but Rock, come on man. Almost no one was buying that WM for Miz/Cena it was seeing The Rock back on PPV for the first time in 7 years.

    WM29 was a mix of part timers interesting casuals to watch.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Never said he was the sole reason.

  2. chris says:

    So anyone want to speculate the main event of Wrestlemania 30?

  3. M.R. says:

    Not surprising The Rock was involved each time they hit the one million mark.

  4. Jay H says:

    So is it safe to assume The Rock still=Buyrates?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Indeed. It’s also absurd to assume that it was only because of Rock.

    M.R. Reply:

    Of course, I would never imply such. But I would say it was the attraction that is Rock that got them over that one million hump.

    Jay H Reply:

    I agree it was not only because of The Rock. Cena,Taker,HHH,Brock,CM Punk,etc all had a helping hand.

    I think its also safe to assume WWE is still doing pretty well finanicially despite everyone in the IWC saying its dying.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I’d be skeptical about saying Undertaker vs. Punk was a major draw this year.

    That argument always amuses me. Something like $12 million in ticket sales plus say $25 million in PPV buys (WWE gets roughly half the money per buy), not counting DVD sales, merchandise sales at the PPV, any money they make on concessions or parking, sponsorship money, money brought in by the extra media attention around this time and other stuff I’m probably forgetting.

    That’s all from one night of the year. I’d be SHOCKED if TNA did 250,000 PPV buys a year in its best year ever. WWE is doing fine. All those TV shows they make bring in A LOT of money as their weakest shows draw in more than anything else on Ion or SyFy.

    WWE isn’t going anywhere for a LONG time.

    M.R. Reply:

    Putting stock in anything the IWC says would be a mistake.

  5. Mike says:

    WM27 = Rock was the sole reason. Without The Rock the buyrate would have dipped to low 800K

  6. Jay H says:

    I don’t think ive ever put much stock in anything the IWC spews out. I dunno im sure alot of Fans tune into Mania to see Undertaker put his Streak on the line too.

    Id be amazed if TNA ever got a PPV Buyrate like between 30-40,000.