Preliminary WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Buyrate Down Hard

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2012 did an estimated 180,000 pay-per-view buys, according to the updated WWE key performance indicators on the corporate version of their official website. If this number holds up, it would be down from last year's Elimination Chamber which did 199,000 buys and the 285,000 buys the show did in 2010.

  • Jerihoar

    Just goes to show punk/db can't draw ratings and now buys

    • Tha Burden

      No it goes to show that the talent they get in the ring against needs to be built up more so we don't think of the matches as comedy or Vince's ego getting in the way of their respective pushes

    • realitychecker

      Yeah, it is all their fault and has nothing at all to do with how anything was booked. It has nothing to do with the fact that they put in people like the Great Khali, and the like that had no build up, no one thought had a chance at all, and was just there as filler. Let's not put any blame on shabby booking, poor build, or too many lower card wrestlers in the chamber that were just last minute additions, and creative spent zero time in building story lines as possible underdog winners. Let's blame people like Punk who have proven they sell, by overtaking John Cena in merchandise sales. That's the smart place to put the blame, yeah.

    • AntGilroy

      I think your wrong cuz both elimination chamber matches were awesome… The mat he’s outside of them were TERRIBLE!! And no one wants to see matches thrown together

    • BollyMexCPhT

      Troll harder son.

    • Eddie Edwards

      It just goes to show that people don’t wanna spend $50 on the most predictable PPV of the year

    • Adam

      Cena competed in the main event so how can you say it DB and Punk's faults???

  • Leg on the bottom rope, again

    Not it at all, it’s all us marks that read the Internet and know what’s going on. New angles and storylines need to be written, the old Russo way of writing is not working, got to make people want it, not well I’ll check out the results and catch Raw to find out what happens. The business is moving in another direction and they must stop the bleeding. Wrestlemania will attract viewers and we must thank The Rock for that. VKM will go Kayne here shortly….ape shiz if ratings don’t turnaround, expect VKM to be in TV soon.

  • Kris Hardy

    Let's be honest here… no one really wanted to buy this PPV at all. It wasn't built to be the most exciting event. In fact besides the two Elimination Chamber matches, I can't name off the top of my head any of the other matches they had that night. Which means all the hype was on the Elimination Chamber, which isn't good because now the Elimination Chamber doesn't feel "unique." It feels like "Oh, it's the Elimination Chamber tonight. I wonder what new thing they are going to do with the same gimmick." Maybe I feel like that because we live in PG world and I can't expect something amazing without more violence in that match, but the Elimination Chamber has lost it's trill. Maybe they should do a better job at hyping each match so we have more reason to watch than the two Elimination Chamber matches, which means doing hard work on making better story lines. Maybe even get rid of the Elimination Chamber gimmick and make it happen as like a surprise so we don't expect it and have the hype of "Oh my god! Elimination Chamber! It's gonna be so awesome!" again.

    • craig

      Move the chamber match to the no way out ppv as then it would leave it open for more surprises as Santino is not main eventing wrestlemania.

  • This is what happens when Khali enters the chamber. 2010 was huge with Undertaker, Jericho and Punk going in and the SD match being absolutely perfect, 2011 was awesome too with Drew being an animal…2012 was Santino, Show and Khali. Nuff said.

  • Scottyo614

    Weaken the Kane Cena feud to nothing, terrible Smackdown chamber participants, only few possible winners in the Raw chamber and not much else equals a poor ppv. There is not enough top tier talent to put on two chambers and end the end it feels like a glorified Raw or Smackdown.

  • Aldin94

    Well I think the cost of the ppvs are a little to much and if we do spend are money we dont get are moneys worth.

  • thatguy

    besides the lackluster match line up. AGAIN i will say. It's easier than ever for people to find online stream to watch PPV's for free.

    So yea it's bad that it's down. i'd just wish the higher up in the WWE won't take it out on talent thinking its them. Its just technology and the times. They need to find another new appealing way to present the content. Until then people will watch a semi ok quality free online stream than an HD stream for 50 dollars.

    Now when it comes to Wrestlemania if the numbers are down i'd like to see what the excuse would be, instead of just the point i made

  • Kleck

    It’s time to lessen the yearly PPV’s slate by 2-4 annually. If you have to replace Orton with Santino and have Khali anywhere…you were bound for failure

  • Nails

    maybe it's simply the name sucks. "No Way Out" was better and that we have all these cages with no blood. It could also have something do with the fact "Royal Rumble 2012" was not very good at all. I personally skipped this PPV because RR sucked AND it looked very predictable on paper.

  • bruno

    I blame daniel bryan