Re: About buys
I'd have to look at the domestic buys because it could be due to more international markets, but if domestic buys are up...
WM 28, Extreme Rules and Summerslam have to be credited to The Rock and Brock Lesnar, respectively. Over the Limit could be credited to the old evil boss vs. 'blue collar' babyface thing - always performs well on PPV. MITB 2011 was so superb, perhaps people were influenced to buy this year's version, or maybe the AJ/Bryan/Punk angle inspired people. I think it did well in the ratings. Night of Champions is a mystery.
Or maybe CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio are bigger PPV draws than we realise. John Cena is obviously proven.