WWE has updated their Key Performance Indicators. In the figures, they graph and plot the traditional pay-per-view buys for Royal Rumble ’15 (no data for WWE Fastlane was released).
In the data, it’s noted Royal Rumble — featuring Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the 30-man Royal Rumble match — did 141,000 buys (49,000 in North America/92,000 international).
You can view a screenshot of the data below:
It’s important to note the above is an estimate and the official number will not be known until WWE reports their 2015 quarter 1 financial results.
Given the evolution of the WWE Network, traditional buys no longer hold the same importance as they once did. However, we continued to track the numbers for all of 2014 and have those for you in the table below:
2014 WWE Traditional Pay-Per-View Buys
Royal Rumble - 467,000 buys*
Elimination Chamber - 183,000 buys*
Wrestlemania XXX - 690,000 buys
Extreme Rules – 108,000 buys
WWE Payback – 67,000 buys
Money in the Bank – 122,000 buys
WWE Battleground – 99,000 buys
SummerSlam – 147,000 buys
WWE Night of Champions – 48,000 buys
WWE Hell in a Cell – 83,000 buys
Survivor Series – 100,000 buys
WWE TLC – 39,000 buys
* = the WWE Network did not exist during these PPV events, so all buys were traditional
CLICK HERE for WWE’s updated Key Performance Indicators.