Originally Posted by kokepepsi
TO the guys saying he made wwe the 5million back
They do not get every dollar of every buy they have to split it with the satellite/cable providers which can be up to a 60%cut(forgot which one gets the bigger share)
If anything he has just made them around 1.5 million dollars if we assume all the extra buys were due to him.
He is a draw but not as big as the rock. Considering he was wrestling DA GAME, it was a weak gain.
Watch the rumble, easy 600k buys with Rock vs Punk
I think its 40% cut. Its not only about PPV buys or Ratins, bringing back stars like Rock and Lesnar keeps the company afloat in the share market with the investors. Not too mention the worldwide publicity and Buzz created because of their return. It undoubtedly strengthens WWE's brand name. This is actually very big success for Summerslam considering the market for wrestling today.
I doubt Rumble will do 600k, Rumble and EC PPV this year couldnt otdraw last years buys. I can see something close to 480k buys for rumble based on The Rock's drawing power.