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I have been looking around the Internet, and when looking at the PPV Buy numbers, the numbers are far apart depending on site. I really would like a full list of Mania Buyrate with a good source, i really would appreciate it and rep.
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Yeah but Wikipedia isn't really a good sourcw, anybody can write anything there, i looked at Mania 3 and it claimed it had several Million Buys , which i found out to be false.
 

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WM 1 : (not listed)
WM 2 : 250,000
WM 3 : 400,000
WM 4 : 485,000
WM 5 : 650,000
WM 6 : 550,000
WM 7 : 400,000
WM 8 : 300,000
WM 9 : 400,000
WM 10 : 420,000
WM 11 : 340,000
WM 12 : 290,000
WM 13 : 237,000 **** LOWEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 14 : 730,000
WM 15 : 800,000
WM 16 : 824 ,000
WM 17 : 1,040,000
WM 18 : 880,000
WM 19 : 560,000
WM 20 : 1,007,000
WM 21 : 1,085,000
WM 22 : 975,000
WM 23 : 1,250,000 **** HIGHEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 24 : 1,041,000
WM 25 : 960,000
WM 26 : 885,000
 

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WM 13 : 237,000 **** LOWEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 14 : 730,000
WM 15 : 800,000
WM 16 : 824 ,000
WM 17 : 1,040,000
WM 18 : 880,000
WM 19 : 560,000
WM 20 : 1,007,000
WM 21 : 1,085,000
WM 22 : 975,000
WM 23 : 1,250,000 **** HIGHEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 24 : 1,041,000
WM 25 : 960,000
WM 26 : 885,000
On paper it seems that Mike Tyson is the most important star the WWE has ever had.

WM19 is surprising.... That Mania was pretty strong
 

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I always knew there was something up with Wrestlemania 13. I mean I can remember that being the most 'un-hyped' (if thats even a word) wrestlemania ever. There was no fan-fare, no commercial advertisements, to me it always felt like an over the top episode of Monday Night Raw. But at the time, things in the WWF were so gritty and Raw and so not PG, it was like every match actually had some real hatred and animosity between the competitors. Always felt like the Attitude era started after this Wrestlemania especially with the help of the bret hart/stone cold match.
 

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I think WM 19 buys were mostly domestic, hence the lowly number. Domestic buys paint a slightly different picture, but it was still surprisingly low. Perhaps people weren't too bothered with another Austin/Rock showdown, Lesnar wasn't too popular and Angle has arguably never been a huge PPV attraction. HHH/Booker was thrown together and 2002 saw Katie Vick, HLA and Billy and Chuck receive a lot of bad publicity.

WM 13 was low because WCW was on fire and Shawn Michaels pulled out of the big rematch with Bret, so everything was thrown together at last minute. Plus Vince was recovering from the mental and emotional strain of 1996. He was apparently trying to sign Hogan and Dennis Rodman from Bischoff for the event!

Signing Tyson in 98 was a masterstroke.

WM 2000 had a shitty card in a way, yet the company was so white hot they could have booked The Rock vs Val Venis, and still pulled a big buyrate.
 

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Wrestlemania XIX surprises me the most because it's the best Wrestlemania (match quality wise) of all time. It had some big matches too with Hogan/Vince and Rock/Austin III.
 

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They should have made a time Mashine in 97 to travel to the age of Walker and 99, and take Braden Walker to Main Event with Gillberg=highest Buyrate ever.
 

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Wrestlemania XIX surprises me the most because it's the best Wrestlemania (match quality wise) of all time. It had some big matches too with Hogan/Vince and Rock/Austin III.
What? WM 19 was crappy...

Rey vs Hardy: Alright, good match.

Undertaker and Jones vs Show and Train: So let me get this straight, Undertaker went from beating Sid to Kane to Big Boss Man in the Cell to Triple H to Ric Flair to BIG SHOW AND A-TRAIN. Did I mention that WWE had to put the greenest wrestler ever with Taker? Crap

Trish vs Vict vs Jazz: Standard diva match.

Tag title triple threat: Alright, good match. No build tho...

HBK vs Y2J: In hindsight, Vince should've done Rock vs HBK seeing as we got a much better Jericho/Michaels feud in 2008.

HHH vs Booker T: Everyone was sick of Triple H and his cheating partner and the build up was crap.

Hogan vs Vince: Only match on the card to draw people.

Rock vs Austin: You see people complain about Orton vs Cena. This match was the "same shit, different wrestlers". Rock and Austin already faced each other a billion times, and we were sick of it. If the match was promoted as Austin's last match, then it would be understandable but it wasn't. They could of gave us NEW and EXCITING matches using the Rock and Austin against different wrestlers.

Lesnar vs Angle: By this time, Lesnar was shoved down our throats and received backlash for it. Lesnar failed as a face. Why do you think Lesnar was booed against Cena, a heel, at the very next ppv? Lesnar is the perfect example of too much, too soon.

With the star power WWE had in 2003, it is sad that this was their best card they could produce. It was... shit.
 

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It seems that the majority of the build for WM 19 was Hogan/Vince, the rest was just there. Don't get me wrong I loved 19 but I can understand why it did so low.
 

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There a source for this?

Quite surprised by a few if all true, I can't be bothered to check each individual wiki page

The jump between 13 and 14 is pretty darn huge.


Yep, that huge difference was the "Attitude Era". 1997 belonged to WCW, with nWo Sting etc. WWE had very little star power and Steve Austin hadn't gotten to his major Stone Cold bad ass gimmick yet. So go one year later, WWF has taken over as the #1 company under HBK, DX, Stone Cold, Mr McMahon, and Mike Tyson. WWF just took an astronomical change in 97-98
 

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Yep, that huge difference was the "Attitude Era". 1997 belonged to WCW, with nWo Sting etc. WWE had very little star power and Steve Austin hadn't gotten to his major Stone Cold bad ass gimmick yet. So go one year later, WWF has taken over as the #1 company under HBK, DX, Stone Cold, Mr McMahon, and Mike Tyson. WWF just took an astronomical change in 97-98


Having Mike Tyson promoting the event didn't hurt either. Much like Trump helped with Wrestlemania 23.
 

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WM 1 : (not listed)
WM 2 : 250,000
WM 3 : 400,000
WM 4 : 485,000
WM 5 : 650,000
WM 6 : 550,000
WM 7 : 400,000
WM 8 : 300,000
WM 9 : 400,000
WM 10 : 420,000
WM 11 : 340,000
WM 12 : 290,000
WM 13 : 237,000 **** LOWEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 14 : 730,000
WM 15 : 800,000
WM 16 : 825,000
WM 17 : 1,040,000
WM 18 : 880,000
WM 19 : 620,000
WM 20 : 886,000
WM 21 : 983,000
WM 22 : 925,000

WM 23 : 1,250,000 **** HIGHEST GROSSING WrestleMania
WM 24 : 1,058,000
WM 25 : 960,000
WM 26 : 885,000
These numbers are somewhat correct. I bolded the numbers I ammended. There were some other small inconsistencies but they don't honestly matter. It's a case of rounding basically and a difference of few thousands here and there (at least from a quick skim, I didn't bother checking number by number).

Also of note, the Wrestlemania shows after Wrestlemania 19 began to include international buys too.

So beginning with Wrestlemania 20, you no longer have just the domestic audience paying. To give you an example of what I mean, off the top of my head, Wrestlemania 21 did around 650,000 domestic, Wrestlemania 22 did around 700,000 domestic, Wrestlemania 23 did around 750,000 domestic.

The last two Wrestlemania shows have done poorly on the domestic market with Wrestlemania 25 doing around 510,000 and Wrestlemania 26 doing under 500,000. With this, you can see how much the international audience is really helping out the company.

Austin/Rock and Hogan/Rock remain the two biggest matches in WWE history.

WWE should be grateful they managed to get The Rock this year. They would have done horribly without him. I still don't expect much of a good number but The Rock is basically the only big draw they have for Wrestlemania. Audiences didn't really care for Undertaker's streak that much since Wrestlemania 23/24 going off the numbers, and Cena/Batista's buzz of being the next generation wore off some time ago too. They need fresh big names and more buzz around the product again.

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OP, the reason why numbers are far apart on sites is because they don't necessarily use the final numbers. WWE can ammend numbers too. Often sites use a preliminary number which can change before the final number goes up. The list above with the corrections in my quote is relatively accurate now. Sorry, but I honstly didn't feel like checking one by one. Feeling awfully lazy right now.
 
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