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Royal Rumble & Elimination Chamber See Big Increase In PPV Buys
By Michael Bluth
May 2, 2013 - 12:12:36 PM

As part of WWE's first quarter earnings report earlier today, the company released updated pay-per-view buyrate figures for the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber:

- The Royal Rumble drew 512,000 total buys, up from 443,000 buys in 2012 and 446,000 buys in 2011.

- Elimination Chamber did 213,000 buys, up from 178,000 buys in 2012 and 199,000 buys in 2011.

The big difference maker was The Rock wrestling CM Punk on both shows.

Overall, WWE PPV revenues were up 15% percent (to $37.5 million from $32.5 million) compared to Q1 2012.

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