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.