Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2008
Re: WrestleMania 28 buyrate drops to 1.15 million
I still think the WM 28 buyrate could've been bigger if WWE had done the build up better. Build up sells the shit out of a PPV if done right.
MITB with Punk is a prime example. He increased like 30,000 buys which says something IMO. A PPV like MITB would've have drew that increase if not for Punk's storyline and his promos.
WM 27 and 28 wouldn't have drew as good if it wasn't for Rock. If Rock's return at WM 27 would've been against Cena in a match, the PPV could've done more too. People were so hyped for Rock's return in 2011, and then it kinda wore off since WWE had him wrestle and TEAM up with Cena at Survivor Series. If Team Cena vs Team Bring It would've headlined Survivor Series, you would've gotten a bigger buyrate for SS and then the feud would continue from there. WWE dropped the ball with the WM 28 build up and they still cashed in!
WM 29 could shatter records though if done right