Hogan/Rock = 640,000 domestic buysWell, clearly. What else has happened since then to challenge it? Taker vs Sting is not to be discounted, it would draw remarkably well, BUT, it isn't heavily challenged in the last 8 years by anything but Hogan vs Rock.
Pretty sure those were world wide numbers not domestic. They started to count in buys outside the states starting at wm21.If you want to get technical, Batista/Triple H, Cena/Triple H and Donald Trump/McMahon already outdrew Hogan/Rock. Batista/Triple H brought domestic buys to a higher level again, outdoing every show since Wrestlemania 17. Cena/Triple H, while not outdrawing Batista/Triple H overall, obtained a better domestic number. And Trump/McMahon continued by getting an even bigger number (though no doubt Batista/Undertaker and Shawn/Cena were a help in generating that huge number too, though I would think without Trump, they would not have made it as huge).
Sting/Taker isn't going to be that much of a draw if you look at it realistically. There's already been bigger matches in terms of drawing ability. You have to take into account timing and context too.
This would have been a much bigger match several years ago. In the same manner that Bret/Vince would have been huge had it happened before Wrestlemania 23 at some point, or how Batista/Cena would have been far bigger if it happened prior to Wrestlemania 26. The product goes through cycles when it comes to interest and generating buzz. Right now, it's at a low point and in a transitional phase. Whatever potential Taker/Sting may have had five years ago as a big match is not the same as it is today unfortunately.
Don't get me wrong though, it's still a big match that will undoubtedly help what is shaping up to be a pretty poor card in terms of drawing ability.
I thought Mania 18 drew 840'000 Buys. Also the most Buyed Mania is still Mania 3 with 4 Million Buys, second Mania 4 with 2.6 Million Buys and third Mania 5 with 2.3 Million Buys. Or what did you mean?To be fair, Hogan vs. Rock only drew 640,000 buys surprisingly.
Plenty of Mania's since then drew much more than that. Including WM 23 (which I was at ) which drew the highest of all time. 1.2 Million buys.
I see WM 27 getting over 1 million if Sting vs. Taker takes place though.
Wrestlemania 3 attracted 400,000 buysI thought Mania 18 drew 840'000 Buys. Also the most Buyed Mania is still Mania 3 with 4 Million Buys, second Mania 4 with 2.6 Million Buys and third Mania 5 with 2.3 Million Buys. Or what did you mean?