There is no duty we so much underrate as... being happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Initial Summerslam Buyrate
It speaks volumes about how much the pay-per-view market has eroded in the last four years that a 65,000 domestic buy drop from that time period is seen as a huge boon based on the last three Summerslams. Granted, Batista/Cena was a huge draw and a dream match at that time. Nevertheless, it does say something. The marquee match-up between Lesnar and Triple H also barely registered with international PPV purchasers, which is interesting, based on the year-to-year numbers for Summerslam.
Having said all of that, though, it's still a very healthy number that WWE will be happy with. I'm actually planning on watching Summerslam again on DVD as soon as I can, so this is good timing haha.
Credit to TAR for bringing this .gif to my attention.