WWE reported its fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2014 last Thursday and it was disclosed that the most shipped video titles of the last nine months of the year were WrestleMania 30 (158,000), WWE Slam City (100,000), Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection (94,00), The Best of Sting (73,000) and WCW’s Greatest Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol. 1 (53,000).
It is notable that the Paul Heyman DVD and Blu-ray, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman, failed to crack the top five. Grahame Herbert, a writer for WhatCulture.com, mentioned this to Heyman on Twitter, who proceeded to blame WWE for the video title’s lackluster sales.
“Nothing to do with the audience,” Heyman stated to Herbert for saying “says lot about audience” in regards to WWE releasing Slam City in a far larger quantity.
Heyman continued, “The DVD was dramatically underestimated and undershipped. Once stores like Best Buy sold out, they were never replenished. Hundreds of complaints on this very timeline. They underestimated and then never addressed the “discovered” demand. On this issue, I cannot ADVOCATE any defense 4 them. Missed opportunity. Happens in every company. Happened in this one.”