The First Quarter 2015 financial report released by WWE today shows 259,000 pay-per-view buys for WrestleMania 31, down from 690,000 buys in 2014 for WrestleMania XXX. Both events were available on the WWE Network.
WrestleMania had 1.326 million viewers this year with Network subscribers and pay-per-view buys included. This is up from the 1.185 million reach they had in 2014.
WWE reported a total of $9 million in pay-per-view revenue for the first quarter of 2015. This includes the Royal Rumble, Fastlane and WrestleMania. Other buys include:
* The Royal Rumble was updated from 141,000 to 145,000 buys. This is down from last year’s 467,000 buys but the Rumble was not available on the Network last year
* The Fastlane pay-per-view drew 46,000 buys. This is down from last year’s 183,000 buys for Elimination Chamber, which also was not available on the Network