Now this is just my opinion, but what is the goal of pro wrestling? To make money. The second most successful promotion would be the one that makes the second most amount of money, no? That has the second highest PAID attendance per year, no? The second most buys, I think? TNA doesn't make money! TNA wins in the amount of countries broadcasted on TV, sure, but that does not make them the second biggest promotion out there. Obviously New Japan doesn't matter outside of Japan, and other places where they're seen like Taiwan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Italy apparently, or with "other wrestling" fans around the world, but they are broadcast globally with iPPVs and in the internet age who's to say which is more important? TNA is more widespread on television internationally but New Japan is certainly the bigger promotion by every other measure, in my opinion.
And just splitting hairs but that 600 international buy number was just the measure of people watching live. No way to say how many watched with the time delay and replay buys.
I'm sorry, but you're beyond delusional. Beyond. Do you know anything about the "TV/money" connection? Anything at all? You see, there are some minor things such as TV rights, sponsorships, contracts, etc. You think TNA airs for free? You think there's no money in being on TV in USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, etc.?
Because, *SHOCKING REVEAL* making money out of selling your TV rights is still... guess what - making money.
You think everything is about selling tickets? Get out of here... You at least, as a Puroresu fan, should know what I'm talking about, and how important TV deals are, because NJPW has at least 4 different TV deals in Japan, so they're making a lot of money there. Their gates are pretty damn impressive since 2009-10 too, which can't be said about TNA, but TNA pretty much outdrives it with the TV rights.