It was announced in WWE’s most recent business report that the WrestleMania 27 pay-per-view event in early April 2011 brought in 1,042,000 worldwide buys for the company, far surpassing the WrestleMania 26 pay-per-view in 2010 (885,000 worldwide buys) by 157,000 buys or 15%. It also had more buys than 2009’s WrestleMania 25 (975,000), scoring an additional 67,000 buys from that event two years ago, or a 6% increase. In 2008, WrestleMania 24 scored 1,058,000 worldwide buys, which had 16,000 additional buys than this year’s event.
According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the May 21st Supershow in Yakima, Washington drew an attendance of 5,300 fans and Monday’s RAW in Portland, Oregon drew 7,500 fans. As noted before, this past weekend’s Over the Limit pay-per-view only drew a live audience of 6,500 fans in Seattle, WA, 41% below the live attendance for Over the Limit last year in Detroit, Michigan (11,000 paid fans).