Unlike WWE, who has required to reveal how many people purchase their monthly pay-per-views because they are a publicly-traded company, TNA Wrestling does not have to because they are not public. However, there remain backstage rumblings over how their recent PPV events have done, which have historically not done very well.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that the company’s flagship event, Bound for Glory in 2010, did 30,000 buys. Their ECW-themed event, Hardcore Justice, scored in the neighborhood of 20,000 buys, while other numbers for their 2010 PPVs did between an estimated 8,000-15,000 buys per show. By comparison, WWE’s events do anywhere from 180,000 to 280,000 for their non-“big four” events, while their major events can do anywhere from 300,000-1,000,000 buys for WrestleMania.