WWE issued their 2013 first quarter results on Thursday morning (See also - Full WWE 2013 First Quarter Results – Vince McMahon Comments). In them, the official buyrate numbers for all of the pay-per-views in the quarter were reported. They were as follows:
- Royal Rumble - 512,000 buys (compared to 443,000 in 2012)
- Elimination Chamber - 213,000 buys (compared to 178,000 in 2012)
Both of the above shows were headlined by The Rock vs. CM Punk for the WWE Championship. Punk was the incumbent at Rumble and the challenger at Elimination Chamber.