WWE Says Wrestlemania XXVIII Did 1.3 Million Pay-Per-View Buys With Gross Sales In Excess Of $67 Million

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- WWE finally put out a buyrate number for Wrestlemania XXVIII, touting the show did 1,300,000 buys. While this is above the initial estimates I heard in the 1,100,000 buy range, it is below rumors that the show did 1,900,000 buys. Below is the official press release:

STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2012 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that WrestleMania, held April 1 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, set new records for pay-per-view buys and gross sales. Preliminary estimates show that WrestleMania, featuring the historic Once in a Lifetime match between The Rock® and John Cena®, garnered 1.3 million pay-per-view buys with global gross sales in excess of $67 million including the live event.

WrestleMania was seen around the world on pay-per-view in more than 105 countries and 20 languages.

Next year’s WrestleMania will take place Sunday, April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Ticket information will be announced later this year.

  • Djcorbett

    What did it do last year?

    • Bob

      1.1 million

  • Aldin94

    Is this the official buyrate?

  • Roy!!!

    The next time someone wonders why Vince brings back "legit" talent. Go and check the numbers. We can argue who's the better talent all day long. Its a subjective topic. When you see the official buy rates of PPV events, it becomes a factual topic.

    • aesshowl

      also (sorry for the slight off topic) next time Bischoff says 'ratings haven't increased with jeff hardy, mr kennedy, rob van dam etc should we fire them from TNA?' this can be cited as proof that YES, if ratings or revenue don't increase, SLASH the talent that you're wasting money on starting with the old timers hogan & bischoff who have brought nothing to the table.

  • PhilT81

    If Hogan was still a draw he’d be in WWE – same goes for Flair. Both companies need to build new talent and get the balance right with older talent who still draw. WWE is very fortunate where they have older talent who aren’t considered to be ‘past it’. Ric Flair is more ‘past it’ than Mae Young. TNA has lots of really good younger talent who aren’t being built and who risk never making it big because their prime will come and go and instead of being on a PPV that does 1,300,000 buys they’re on PPV’s that do 13,000 buys. WWE is 100x bigger than TNA in many ways.