Update On The Early Buyrate Figure For WrestleMania 28

On Wednesday, ESPN reporter Gus Ramsey wrote on Twitter that he heard the preliminary buyrate for WWE WrestleMania 28 came in at 1.9 million buys, which would make it the most profitable WrestleMania event by a longshot.

Ramsey has posted several follow-up tweets regarding the WrestleMania 28 buyrate:

“I trust who I heard it from, but again no confirmation.”

“just something I heard. I’m not a reporter. Just a guy who likes wrestling and knows some people. Could very well be wrong”

“Re: WM28 buy rate. 1- I work at espn, not a reporter. Not the same thing. 2- I heard the number but have no confirmation.”

“haven’t seen anything in writing. so maybe the # is wrong, or I misheard it, but pretty sure that was the # + WWE very happy”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • SiD

    That is awesome. And yet, people say that Rock can’t draw, or no one wants to see him anymore.

    This is huge, I’m happy with this. 

  • pwnez

    I don’t remember anyone ever saying the Rock couldn’t draw, I just remember them not liking his return. Anyways, this is good news regardless and they can thank all the wrestlers who were in the 3 main events. Nice job, WWE, well deserved!

    • cappa37

      I hope CM Punk gets on his knees and licks the rocks ass crack! Never in his life can he draw like the Rock or Brock. This is why he came back and “took someones spot” b/c it’s good for business. Guess what? he’s gonna take someones spot next yr too, lol. Rock > WWE current roster (minus Lesnar)

      • Elgwyn

        Why the hate? I’m also a fan of The Rock but you are one of the Rocky fan boys who are going overboard. Both CM Punk and The Rock made WM28 epic and both men deserves the accolades. Both men trashtalk each other for business. And while we argue on who’s better, those two enjoy a hearty meal laughing their asses off.

        • Illmatic

          Doesn’t anyone remember they were saying nice things about each other not to long ago.  It’s all show to get ratings up and see what feuds the fans may want to see.  Remember, the Rock said that he wants to win the title.  If he gets a shot soon, that will be against CM Punk.  And Punk and Jericho was a better match than Rock/Cena.  It was a team effort to get those numbers.  Probably would have been better without the “celebrities”.

          • ALDO the APACHE

            Agreed. But fanboys wil be fanboys.

        • Vino Sinnathurai

          Cm punk went crying to anyone who would listen about how he didn’t like the fact the he was back. Well thenonly reason Vince brought his back was bc the current roster can’t draw. Hopefully this shuts him up.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Have you seen the pics of Rock and Punk yet? If not, it practically contradicts everything Punk’s been saying. I have no dount anymore that all of that was a work.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Gordon/1423005919 Jeremy Gordon

             It contradicts nothing moron, when he was talking stuff about the Rock it was IN CHARACTER. Some people just cannot differentiate real from fake.

          • Bushwald Sexyface

            Ah, so you are impyling that everything said behind the scenes was in character too? lol. You should really seek this thing called intelligence and also seek a life while you are at it. You troll around way too many sites whining like a little bitch about everything.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Gordon/1423005919 Jeremy Gordon

             You are another person who cannot tell real from fake (Or show if you want to put it that way).

        • Tiran66

          What made WM 28 epic was the Taker/HHH match.  Punk and Jericho had a very good match but nothing I’d call classic.  Cena and Rock’s match was better then I expected but let’s be honest, their match was all about hype not quality.  If Punk needs to lick anyone’s ass it’s Jericho’s.  Jericho is perhaps the only guy on the roster who could pull off the current storyline with Punk and make him look like a million bucks in the ring.  Not that Punk’s not good but you still need the other guy to sell for you.

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        There are ways to debate someone and ways to come off looking like a fucking idiot. You fit the latter.

        I had enough arguing about this yesterday so I’m just gonna repeat what someone already posted on this topic. 75% is what Rock brought. The other 25% of the increase would be because of extra interest in seeing Taker/Hunter/HBK, Jericho/Punk, and whatever else.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Gordon/1423005919 Jeremy Gordon

          I love when idiots pull random percentages out of their ass.

  • Jmc60

    This is preety much 75% Rock 25% everyone else

    • cappa37

      Maybe 65% Rock, 10% possibility of Brock return, 25% everyone else

      • Bushwald Sexyface

        Way too high for the Brock thing. There’s no way he accounted for 150k buys. 

        • Matt

          yeah i say the people who thought brock might return at wrestlemania probably streamed it online. 

      • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

        I’d say 5% Lesnar return and 5% Flo Rida and MGK.

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      I’ll agree with that.

  • BrahmaBullRKO

    This is awesome news for WWE. If I didn’t know any better, I would say they’re making a popularity comeback. It’s just a shame they need to rely on former stars to get big ratings.

  • Nightmare

    Rock, Cena, Y2j, Punk, and The HIAC match carried the other matches.

  • NoachShana626

    So is he a reporter or not? SEScoops says he is an “ESPN reporter” he says he isn’t. I assume Mr. Ramsay knows his job description. Good “reporting” SEScoops.