– 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.