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WWE reveals pay-per-view buys from the Royal Rumble, Fastlane and WrestleMania 31 events

WWE disclosed their first quarter earnings on Thursday morning and in the press release that the company sent out, their pay-per-view numbers were revealed for the Royal Rumble, FastLane and WrestleMania 31.

* The 2015 Royal Rumble PPV did 145,000 buys, which were down from 467,000 buys in 2014, and 512,000 buys in 2013.

* The 2015 FastLane PPV did 46,000 buys. This is down from then named, “Elimination Chamber” PPV in February 2014 of 183,000 buys and the 213,000 buys in February 2013.

* WrestleMania 31 did 259,000 pay-per-view buys, which is down from the 690,000 pay-per-view buys that WrestleMania 30 did and the 1,039,000 buys that WrestleMania 29.

The decrease in traditional pay-per-view buys was to be expected because many fans have switched to watching on the WWE Network.

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