WWE News: Pay-per-view buy totals are in for WrestleMania 27, Extreme Rules, Over The Limit, and Capitol Punishment
The following information was released by WWE in their second quarter earnings report for 2011.
-The April WrestleMania 27 drew 1,059,000 buys. WrestleMania 26 drew 885,000 buys, and WrestleMania 25 produced 975,000 buys.
-The May Extreme Rules pay-per-view drew 209,000. The event drew 182,000 buys last year, and 213,000 buys in 2009.
-The May Over The Limit pay-per-view produced 140,000 buys. The event scored 197,000 buys in 2010, and it produced 228,000 buys when it was called Judgment Day in 2009.
-The June Capitol Punishment pay-per-view drew 170,000 buys. The same event drew 143,000 buys last year when it was called Fatal Four Way, and it reached 178,000 buys when it was named The Bash in 2009.
Powell's POV: WWE officials have to be encouraged by the increased pay-per-view numbers for three of the four pay-per-views. WrestleMania 27 did not do record business, but I don't think it would have come anywhere near the one million buy mark without Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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