According to preliminary numbers released by WWE’s Corporate website, the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view in June from Washington, D.C. drew about 200,000 buys, 27% higher from last year’s Fatal 4-Way PPV, which drew 143,000 buys. This is an uptick and positive news for the WWE, which has been delivering rather disappointing numbers as of late for their PPVs.
The show was also up 25% from the 150,000 buys that May’s Over the Limit drew. That PPV event was headlined by John Cena vs the Miz in an “I Quit” Match for the WWE Championship. There is still no word on how this month’s Money in the Bank PPV drew, but many people within the company are expecting good numbers for it considering the hype around the ladder matches as well as CM Punk’s match with Cena.